Nicolas Royer, Ph.D.
Background: My research interests include neuromuscular physiology, with a particular interest in acute and chronic fatigue amongst clinical and healthy populations. During my master’s degree, my research focused on neuromuscular fatigue and muscle damage following fatiguing exercise in young healthy man. As such, I enrolled in a PhD which I investigated the etiology of chronic fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), with a particular emphasis on the relationship between exercise intolerance and fatigue severity, and the role of physical activity in mitigating chronic fatigue. Alongside my PhD project, I have also performed extensive research on acute central nervous system perturbations during exercise. Currently, I’m working on mechanisms of fatiguability at the cellular and whole-muscle levels in young and older adults.
Outside the lab: When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy running, lifting weights, playing basketball and traveling to discover new places and meet new people. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.