Infantolino, Benjamin W.

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Associate Professor of Kinesiology
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Perkins, 120
    Biography

    Dr. Benjamin Infantolino is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Penn State Berks. Dr. Infantolino's research interests focus on muscle mechanics;  specifically, how to measure muscle properties in vivo and the variability associated with these properties. His work uses multiple levels of muscle size (cellular to whole joint) as well as both experimental and computational methods.  Dr. Infantolino teaches Neurobiology of Motor Control and Development and Cadaver Dissection.

    Additionally, Dr. Infantolino is the program chair of the Kinesiology major and Director of the Human Movement Research Center (HMRC). The HMRC is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty whose focus is on various aspects of human movement.  He also teaches the anatomy and dissection course at Berks for Alvernia’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

    Publications

    Infantolino, B.W. and Challis, J.H. Measuring Subject Specific Muscle Model Parameters In Vivo. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 42(6): 1331-1339, 2014.

    Infantolino, B.W., Neuberger T., and Challis, J.H. The Arrangement of Fascicles in Whole Muscle. The Anatomical Record. 295: 1174-1180, 2012.

    Infantolino, B.W. and Challis, J.H. Estimating the Volume of the First Dorsal Interossoeus Using Ultrasound. Medical Engineering and Physics. 33(3): 391-394, 2011

    Infantolino, B.W., Ellis, M.J., and Challis, J.H. Individual Sarcomere Lengths in Whole Muscle Fibers and Optimal Fiber Length Computation. The Anatomical Record. 293: 1913-1919, 2010.

    Infantolino, B.W. and Challis, J.H. Architectural Properties of the First Dorsal Interossoeus. Journal of Anatomy. 216(4): 463-469, 2010

    Infantolino, B.W., Gales, D.J., Winter, S.L., and Challis, J.H. The Validity of Ultrasound Estimation of Muscle Volumes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 23(3): 213-217, 2007.

    Education

    Ph.D., Kinesiology, Penn State University

    M.S., Kinesiology, Penn State University

    B.S., Kinesiology, Penn State University