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Research Team

By NU Athletic Communications

 

Jack Ransone, PhD, ATC, FACSM

Director
jransone@huskers.com
402-472-0588

Jack Ransone PhD, ATC, FACSM was recently named director of the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL) came to Nebraska from Texas State University, where he served as a professor and the Director of Athletic Training since 2003. Dr. Ransone has over 25 publications, $1.5 million in external grant funding, an educational text, two patents and numerous national and international presentations while earning the prestigious Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the National Trainers' Association (NATA). Recently, Dr. Ransone served as the coordinator of medical systems for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs from May of 2010 to December of 2014. FULL BIO

 

Chris Bach, PhD, CSCS

Assistant Director
cbach@huskers.com
402-472-3490

Chris Bach, Ph.D., CSCS, was named assistant director of the NAPL in July of 2017 after serving as a post-doctoral research associate. Bach earned his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (2010) and his master's degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology (2012) at the University of Tennessee. He then earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at Florida State University (2016). Bach's research interests currently focus on the physiological aspects of athlete training and performance. He works with coaching, performance, and athletic medicine staffs on the implementation of GPS, heart rate monitors, and other technology to help monitor training load, optimize training and recovery, and reduce the risk of injuries. FULL BIO

 

Jessica L. Calvi, PhD

Research Scientist
Director, Salivary Bioscience Laboratory 
jcalvi@huskers.com
402-472-0027

Jessica L. Calvi, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist and Director of the Salivary Bioscience Laboratory within the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory. Dr. Calvi earned her Ph.D. in Lifespan Developmental Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Calvi's research interests include empathy, interpersonal relationships, and social behaviors in the developmental context, with an emphasis on physiological responses to social stressors, including social evaluation and group dynamics. FULL BIO

 

Scott Crawford, PhD, CSCS

Postdoctoral Research Associate
scrawford@huskers.com
402-472-2158

Scott K. Crawford, Ph.D., CSCS is a postdoctoral research associate at the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab. Dr. Crawford earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in biomechanics from The Ohio State University. Dr. Crawford's research interests include soft tissue biomechanics, musculoskeletal biomechanics, athletic performance, and skeletal muscle recovery following exercise and competition. FULL BIO

 

Ryan Hasenkamp, MS, CSCS

Research Analyst
rhasenkamp@huskers.com
402-472-3490

Ryan Hasenkamp, MS, CSCS, is a research analyst at the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory. Ryan has a diverse background including biomechanics and physiology research as well as strength and conditioning. Ryan earned his BS and MS in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha concentrating in biomechanics and exercise physiology. Ryan also earned his CSCS certification through the NSCA and has experience coaching and training. Ryan is passionate about utilizing science to optimize athletic performance. FULL BIO

 

Graduate Research Assistants

 

Jo Shattuck, MS

Jo Shattuck's work specializes in the fusion of neuroscience and sport. She earned a master's degree in sport science, and is currently conducting motor learning research using electroencephalography. She was a professional coach and world ranked racquetball player-ranked in the world's top 10 for 10 straight years. She holds a provisional a patent on a training device called the KAT (Kinesthetic Awareness Training). As a graduate student, her work involves the self-coined mantra: PANTHER, which stands for Principles of Athletics and Neuroscience Toward Human ExpeRtise. Her goal is to study the principles of neuroscience that improve human performance. FULL BIO

 

Curt Tomasevicz, MS

Curtis L. Tomasevicz is a PhD student in Biological Engineering. He earned his Bachelor's degree (2003) and Master's degree (2006) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He then went on to compete for the U.S. National Bobsled Team from 2004 to 2014, qualifying for three Olympics ('06, '10, '14). On the 4-man team, he earned two Olympic medals (gold in '10 and bronze in '14) and 9 World Championship medals. His current area of study includes measuring power output of resisted jumping movements. Full-time, he teaches in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. FULL BIO

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