Brian L. Tracy, Ph.D.
Brian L. Tracy, Ph.D. has been on faculty since 2003 at Colorado State University, where he is now an Associate Professor. His previous academic training included undergraduate and master’s degrees at Colorado State, a doctorate in exercise science at the University of Maryland, and a post-doctoral fellowship in neuromuscular physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His main research expertise is human neuromuscular physiology with an emphasis on the effects of aging on the neural control of muscles and the effects of exercise interventions in older adults. His research has been funded by federal (NIH), non-profit, and industry sources. He teaches courses in undergraduate neuromuscular physiology and anatomical kinesiology, and graduate neuromuscular physiology. His lab’s neuroscience education outreach STEM program, Muscles Alive!, was launched in 2012. His lab published the first-ever scientific, peer-reviewed research paper on Bikram yoga in 2008, followed by another paper on Bikram yoga in 2013 and more recent research on the acute physiological responses to a single session of Bikram yoga. He has been a lecturer at the Bikram yoga Teacher Training since 2011, and provides traveling lectures on neuromuscular physiology and yoga research for lay practitioners and teachers at yoga studios.