Charles Layne

Dr. Charles Layne

Dr. Charles S. Layne

Professor & Chair
Health and Human Performance
Exercise Science

Office Number: 104C Garrison

Phone/Fax: (713) 743-9868, (713) 743-9860 (Fax)

Email: clayne2@uh.edu

Home Page: http://hhp.uh.edu/layne/

 

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Dept. of Physical and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin (1979)

  • M.Ed., Dept. of Physical and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin (1982)

  • Ph.D., Dept. of Physical and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin (1987)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

I am interested in the development of human coordination primarily from a neuromuscular perspective. This interest is satisfied by investigating locomotion and posture processes. More recent interests include the role of somatosensory input on muscle contraction.

EXPERIENCE:

  • University of Houston, Houston, TX, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance,1997- present

  • University of Akron, Akron, OH, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,1997- present

  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health,1996- present

  • KRUG Life Sciences, Houston, TX, Laboratory Supervisor and Senior Scientist, Movement and Coordination Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center,1995- 1997

  • University of Houston, Houston, TX, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, 1993 -1997

  • KRUG Life Sciences, Houston, TX, Laboratory Supervisor and Senior Scientist, Motor Performance Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center,1993-1995

  • KRUG Life Sciences, Houston, TX, Section Supervisor and Senior Scientist, Motor Performance Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center,1992-1993

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Arts and Sciences,1993-1994

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Arts and Sciences,1988-1993

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Ancillary Faculty member, Division of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences,1991-1994

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Ancillary Faculty member, Anatomy and Physiology program, College of Veterinary Medicine,1990-1994

  • NASA- Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Summer Faculty, Research Fellow, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center,1990 & 1991

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 1982-1985 Professor Karl K. Klein Scholarship at the University of Texas

  • 1989 College of Arts and Sciences Summer Scholar - Kansas State University

  • 1991 FENIX Foundation Outstanding Faculty Member - Kansas State University

  • 1994 Outstanding Life Sciences Scientist (Nominated, KRUG Life Sciences

  • 1997 NASA Certificate of Recognition for the Development of the Variable Foot Pressure Device

  • 2000 College of Educational Research Excellence Award

  • 2001 Department of Health and human Performance representative at the Ground Breaking Ceremony and Reception for the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

  • 2001 Who's Who in America in Medicine and Healthcare

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Lee, R.E., Mama, S.K., Medina, A.V., Reese-Smith, J.Y., Banda, J.A., Layne, C.S., Baxter, M., O’Connor, D.P., McNeill, L., Estabrooks, P.A. Multiple Measures of Physical Activity, Dietary Habits and Weight Status in African American and Hispanic of Latina Women. Journal of Community Health (in press, 2011)

  • Long, Z., Layne, C.S., Lowder, T, Liu, J. A Review Focused on the Psychological Effectiveness of Tai Chi on Different Populations. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, Article ID 678107, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/678107

  • Layne, C.S., Mama, S.K., Banda, J.A., Lee, R.E. Development of an ecologically valid approach to assess moderate physical activity using accelerometry in community dwelling women of color: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavior, Nutrition and Physical Activity, 25(8):21, 2011 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-21

  • James, E., Layne, C.S., Newell, K.M. Distributional properties of relative phase in bimanual coordination. Motor Control, 14, 478-489, 2010.

  • Turnock, MJE, and Layne, CS. Variations in linear and nonlinear postural measurements under Achilles tendon vibration and unstable support-surface conditions. Journal of Motor Behavior, 42(1), 61-69, 2010.

  • Scott-Pandorf MM, O'Connor DP, Layne CS, Josić K, Kurz MJ. Walking in simulated Martian gravity: influence of the portable life support system's design on dynamic stability. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 131 September 2009.

  • Arellano CJ, Layne CS, O'Connor DP, Kurz MJ. The Independent Effect of Added Mass on the Stability Of the Sagittal Plane Leg Kinematics during Steady-State Human Walking. Journal of Experimental Biology. 212(Pt 12), 1965-1970, 2009

  • Arellano CJ, Layne CS, O'Connor DP, Scott-Pandorf M, Kurz MJ. Does Load Carrying Influence Sagittal Plane Locomotive Stability? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 41(3):620-627, March 2009.

  • Forth, K.E., Layne, C.S. Neuromuscular responses to mechanical foot stimulation: the influence of loading and postural context. Aviat Space Environ Med 2008; 79: 844 – 51.

  • Layne, C.S., Forth, K.E. Plantar stimulation as a possible countermeasure to microgravity-induced neuromotor degradation. Aviat Space Environ Med 2008; 79: 787 – 94.

  • Layne, C.S., Nguyen, K., and Forth, K. Muscle contractions in response to foot stimulation as an inflight countermeasure. Acta Astronautica 63, 714 – 721, 2008

  • Abercromby, A.F.J., Amonette, W.E., Layne, C.S., McFarlin, B.K., Hinman, M.R. and Paloski, W.H. Vibration Exposure and Biodynamic Responses during Whole-Body Vibration Training. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(10):1794-800, 2007

  • Abercromby, A.F.J., Amonette, W.E., Layne, C.S., McFarlin, B.K., Hinman, M.R. and Paloski, W.H. Variation in Neuromuscular Responses during Acute Whole-Body Vibration Exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(9):1642-50, 2007

  • Edwards, L.C. and Layne, C.S. Effect of Dynamic Weight Bearing on Neuromuscular Activation After Spinal Cord Injury. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Vol 86, 499-506, June 2007

  • Forth, K.E., and Layne, C.S. Background muscle activity enhances the neuromuscular response to mechanical foot stimulation. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 86, 50-56, 2007.

  • Kyparos, A., Feeback, D.L. Layne, C.S., Martinez, D.A. and Clarke, M.S.F. Mechanical Stimulation of the Plantar Foot Surface Attenuates Soleus Muscle Atrophy Induced by Hindlimb Unloading in Rats. Journal of Applied Physiology 99 (2): 739-746, 2005.

  • Layne, C.S., Forth, K.E., Abercromby, A.F. Spatial Factors and Muscle Spindle Input Influence the Generation of Neuromuscular Responses to Stimulation of the Human Foot. Acta Astronautica, 56/9-12, 809-819, 2005.

  • Layne, C.S., Mulavara, A.P., McDonald, P.V., Pruett, C.J., Kozlovskaya, I.B., Bloomberg, J.J. Alterations in Human Neuromuscular Activation During Over ground Locomotion After Long-Duration Spaceflight. Journal of Gravitational Physiology 11:1-16, 2004.

  • Layne, C.S., Forth, K.E., Baxter, M.F., Houser, J.J. Voluntary Neuromuscular Activation is Enhanced when Paired with a Mechanical Stimulus to Human Plantar Soles. Neuroscience Letters 334, 75-78, 2002.

  • Layne, C.S., Mulavara, A.P., McDonald, P.V., Pruett, C.J., Kozlovskaya, I.B., Bloomberg, J.J. The Effect of Long Duration Spaceflight on Postural Control during Self-generated Perturbations, Journal of Applied Physiology 90, 997-1006, 2001.

  • Layne, C.S., Mulavara, A.P., Pruett, C.J., McDonald, P.V., Kozlovskaya, I.B., Bloomberg, J.J.Using Foot Pressure to Maintain Neuromuscular Function during Long-Duration Spaceflight.Space Technology and Applications International Forum, American Institute of Physics, 226- 231, 2000.

  • Reschke, M.F., Paloski, W.H., Bloomberg, J.J., Harm, D.L., Layne, C.S. Posture, Locomotion, Perception, and Motion Sickness As A Function of Space Flight. Brain Research Reviews 28, 102-117, 1998.

  • Merkle, L., Layne, C.S., Bloomberg, J.J. The Use of Factor Analysis to Identify Neuromuscular Synergies during Treadmill Walking. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 82(2) 207-214, 1998.

  • Layne, C.S., Lange, G.W., Pruett, C.J., McDonald, P.V., Merkle, L.A., Smith, S.L., Kozlovskaya, I.B., Bloomberg, J.J. Adaptation of Neuromuscular Activation Patterns During Treadmill Walking After Long-Duration Space Flight. Acta Astronautica 43, 107-120, 1998.

  • Layne, C.S., Mulavara, A.P., Pruett, C.J., McDonald, P.V., Kozlovskaya, I.B., Bloomberg, J.J.The Use of Inflight Foot Pressure as a Countermeasure to Neuromuscular Degradation Acta Astronautica 42(1-8) 231-246, 1998.

  • McDonald, P.V., Bloomberg, J.J., Layne, C.S. Adaptation of Musculoskeletal Impedance During Space Flight: Implications for postflight perceptual-motor function. Journal of Vestibular Research 7 (2/3) 239-250, 1997.

  • Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Bloomberg, J.J. Neuromuscular Activation Patterns During Treadmill Walking after Space Flight. Experimental Brain Research 113(1) 104-116, 1997.

  • Harris, B.A. Jr., Billica, R.D., Bishop, S.L., Blackwell, T., Layne, C.S., Rosenow, E.C. III, Harm, D.L. The Use of Physical Diagnosis for the Practice of Space Medicine. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 72 301-308, 1997.

  • McDonald, P.V., Basdogan, C., Bloomberg, J.J., Layne, C.S. Lower Limb Kinematics During Treadmill Walking After Space Flight: Implications for Gaze Stabilization. Experimental Brain Research 112 (2) 325, 1996.

  • Layne, C.S., Rossi, M., Feeback, D.L. Bloomberg, J.J. Improvement in Knee Extensor Strength Following Horizontal Squat and Jump Training. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 4(4) 164-169, 1994.

  • Layne, C.S. and B.S. Spooner. Microgravity Effects on “Postural” Muscle Activity Patterns Advances in Space Research., 14:(8), 381-384, 1994.

  • Layne, C.S. and B.S. Spooner. Effects of Postural Set on Anticipatory Muscle Activation Prior to Rapid Arm Flexion. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 63:196-199, 1992.

  • Layne, C. S. and Abraham, L.D. Interactions Between Automatic Postural Adjustments and Anticipatory Postural Patterns Accompanying Voluntary Movement. International Journal of Neuroscience, 61:241-254, 1991.

  • Layne, C.S. and B.S. Spooner. EMG Analysis of Human Postural Responses During Parabolic Flight Microgravity Episodes. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 60: 994-998, 1990.

FUNDING:

  • Layne, C.S. , Chen, Y.C. Enhanced Development of a Variable Foot Pressure Device. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - NCC9-70, April, 2002 - funded $12,500.00 - for 3 months extension)

  • Layne, C.S., LeBlance, A.D., Chen, Y.C. Using Foot Somatosensory Input to Attenuate Lower Limb Muscle Atrophy During Spaceflight. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), August, 2001, $399,412 - not funded

  • Buchanan, J. J., Layne, C.S. Intentional Switching in a Postural Control Task: Sensory-motor contributions to Pre and Postflight Control of Voluntary Movements. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), August, 2001, University of Houston’s portion - $44,704 - not funded

  • Layne, C.S., Sabahhi, M. Increasing Leg Muscle Activation Using Foot Sensory Input. Advanced Research Program, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, August, 2001, $63,825 - invited to submit full proposal, not funded

  • Layne, C.S., Olvera, N., Foreman, F. Using the Internet to Promote Healthy Lifestyles -Faculty Development Initiative Program Grant B - UH Provost’s Office, June, 2001, funded - $25,000.00.

  • Layne, C.S. , Chen, Y.C. Enhanced Development of a Variable Foot Pressure Device. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - NCC9-70, June, 2001 - funded $65,926.85 - for 6 months)

  • Layne, C.S. Analysis of Electromyographical Data Obtained During Human Locomotion After Long Duration Spaceflight. Faculty Research Opportunity Award (FROA), College of Education, University of Houston, $1,500.00, November, 2001.

  • Layne, C.S. Development of a Variable Foot Pressure Device. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - NCC9-70, June, 2000 - funded, $51,699.21 - for 9 months)

  • Layne, C.S., Martinez, D.A. Using Dynamic Foot Pressure as a Countermeasures to Muscle Atrophy. Institute for Space Systems Operations, University of Houston. (funded - 1999-2001, $120,000.00 over 3 years for a post-doctoral fellow to work at UH and NASA.

  • Layne, C.S., Abraham, L.D. Development of a Foot Pressure Generating Device to Enhance Muscle Activation. Advanced Research Program/Advanced Technology Program, State of Texas, (invited to submit full proposal, August, 1999, direct costs $139.950.00, not funded)

  • Layne, C.S. , Baxter, M.F., Evaluation of the Use of Foot Pressure in Generating Postural Muscle Activation. (submitted January, 1999, NASA Graduate Student Research Program, direct costs, $19,800.50, IDC- waived by UH, not funded)

  • Layne, C.S. Using Foot Pressure to Generate Postural Muscle Activation. (submitted October, 1998, Whitehall Foundation, $40,000.00 over two years to fund a doctoral student - not funded)

  • Abraham, L.D., Layne, C.S. Evaluation of the Use of Patterned Foot Pressure in Generating Postural Muscle Activation. (submitted October 1, 1998, in response to NASA's NRA-98-HEDS-02, UH's portion is $161,452 over three years, IDC = $51,993, not funded)

  • Layne C.S. Using Foot Pressure to Modify Neuromuscular Activation. Program to Enhance External Research Award (PEER), University of Houston, 1998 (funded, $5,000)

  • Layne, C.S. Analysis of Post Space Flight Neuromuscular Activation Patterns Associated with Human Locomotion. Limited Grant-in-Aid (LGIA), University of Houston, 1997 (funded, $2000)

  • Layne, C.S. Investigating the Impact of Foot Pressure on Neuromuscular Activation. Faculty Research Opportunity Award (FROA), University of Houston, 1997, (funded, $1,400)

  • McDonald, P.V., Riccio, G.E., Layne, C.S. A Robust Measures of Balance Using Stability Boundaries. (submitted to Small Business Innovation Research Program, National Institute of Health, 1997, (direct costs $63,090, over six months, not funded)

  • Abraham, L.D., Layne, C.S., Nichols, S.P. Sensory Influences on Motor Coordination. Advanced Research Program, State of Texas Educational Coordinating Board, 1997, (direct costs $127,972 over three years, not funded)

  • Abraham, L.D., Layne, C.S., Nichols, S.P. Sensory Influences on Motor Coordination. (Submitted in response to NASA NRA 96-HEDS-04 (direct costs, $195,071 over two years, not funded).

  • Jansen, B.H. Nonlinear Dynamical Analysis of Pre- and Postflight EMG, 1996, NASA-JSC RUG program (funded, direct costs $60,000, Layne, C.S., project sponsor).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., Layne, C.S., Cohen, H. The Effects of Long Duration Space Flight on Neural Adaptive Plasticity: A Preliminary Ground-Based Study. (Submitted in response to NASA NRA 96-HEDS-04, direct costs over three years $457,512, not funded).

  • Feeback, D.L., Layne, C.S., Clarke, M.S.F. Validation of Dynamic Foot Pressure (DFP) as a Countermeasure to Mechanical Unloading-Induced Skeletal Muscle Atrophy During Human Bedrest. (Submitted in response to NASA NRA 96-HEDS-04, not funded).

  • Abraham, L.D., Layne, C.S., Nichols, S.P. Sensory Influences on Motor Coordination. (Submitted in response to NASA NRA 95-OLMSA-01A (direct costs over three years $192,864, not funded).

  • Jansen, B.H. Non-linear Dynamical Analysis of Pre- and Postflight EMG, Krug Life Sciences, 1995, (funded, $13,554). Layne, C.S. project sponsor.

  • Feeback, D.L., Layne, C.S., Clarke, M.S.F., Siconolfi, S.F. The Attenuation of Muscle Atrophy With the Use of In-Flight Foot Pressure. Proposal submitted to Ground-Based and Small Payloads Research in Space Life Sciences (NRA95-OLMSA-01) direct costs over 3 years: $188,947, not funded).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., Kozlovskaya, I.B., *Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Voronov, A.A. (1994) Anticipatory Postural Activity During Long-Duration Space Flight. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ib Science Program (NRA 94-OLMSA-01, funded, direct costs over 2 years $181,798).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., Kozlovskaya, I.B., *Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Voronov, A.A. (1994) Anticipatory Postural Activity During Long-Duration Space Flight. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ia Science Program (funded, direct costs over 3 years - $510,802).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., Berthoz, A., Layne, C.S., Glasauer, S., McDonald, P.V., Huebner, W.P., Reschke, M.F. (1994) The Effects of Long-Duration Space Flight on Eye, Head and Trunk Coordination During Locomotion. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ia Science Program (funded, direct costs over 3 years - $919,939).

  • Siconolfi, S.F., Kozlovskaya, I.B., McCarthy, J., Feeback, D., Layne, C.S., Korijak, Y.A.A., Stepantsov, V.J. (1994) Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle Performance and Characteristics. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ia Science Program (funded, direct costs over 1 year - $210,933).

  • Paloski, W.H., Kozlovskaya, I.B., Reschke, M.F., Bloomberg, J.J., Harm, D.L., Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Voronov, A.A., Borisov, M. (1994) Alterations in Postural Equilibrium Control Associated with Long-Duration Space Flight. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ia Science Program (funded, direct costs over 3 years - $550,867).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., *Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V. (1994) Changes in Neuromuscular Postural Activity Associated with Space Flight. Small Payloads proposal submitted to Space Physiology and Countermeasures Program in response to NRA 93-OLMSA-07 (not funded)

  • Bloomberg, J.J., Berthoz, A., Layne, C.S., Glasauer, S., McDonald, P.V., Huebner, W.P., Reschke, M.F. (1994) The Effects of Long-Duration Space Flight on Eye, Head and Trunk Coordination During Locomotion. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ib Science Program, NRA 94-OLMSA-01, (funded, direct costs over 3 years, $394,000).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., *McDonald, P.V., Layne, C.S., Riccio, G.E. (1994) Environmental Constraints on Postural and Manual Control. Proposal submitted to Space Physiology and Countermeasures Program in response to NRA 93-OLMSA-07 (funded, direct costs over 3 years $1,195,623).

  • Siconolfi, S.F., Kozlovskaya, I.B., McCarthy, J.P.,, Feeback, D., Layne, C.S., Korijak, Y.A.A., Stepantsov, V.J. (1994) Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle Performance and Characteristics. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ib Science Program NRA 94-OLMSA-01 (funded, direct costs over 2 years $193,685)

  • Bloomberg, J.J., *Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Abraham, L.D., Pandy, M.G. (1994) Dynamic Computational Modeling of Postural-Control Strategies. Proposal submitted to Space Physiology and Countermeasures Program in response to NRA 93-OLMSA-07 (not funded, direct costs over 3 years - $657,308).

  • McCarthy, J.P., Bamman, M.M., Greenisen, M.C., Layne, C.S., Edgerton, V.R. (1994). Changes in Muscle Mass, Neural Activation, and Strength Performance Following Space Flight. Proposal submitted to Space Physiology and Countermeasures Program in response to NRA 93-OLMSA-07 (not funded, direct costs over 2 years - $113,378).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., Berthoz, A., Layne, C.S., Glasauer, S., McDonald, P.V., Huebner, W.P., Reschke, M.F. (1994) The Effects of Space Flight on Eye, Head and Trunk Coordination During Locomotion. Proposal submitted to Space Physiology and Countermeasures Program in response to NRA 93-OLMSA-07 (funded, direct costs over 3 years - $793,810).

  • Paloski, W.H., Kozlovskaya, I.B., Reschke, M.F., Bloomberg, J.J., Harm, D.L., Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Voronov, A.A., Borisov, M. (1994) Alterations in Postural Equilibrium Control Associated with Long-Duration Space Flight. Proposal submitted to Shuttle-Mir Phase Ib Science Program NRA 94-OLMSA-01, (not funded).

  • Bloomberg, J.J., Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Reschke, M.F. Head Movement Control During Locomotion. Proposal submitted to NIH/NASA for inclusion in Spacelab Life Sciences-4 Neurolab program (not funded, direct costs over 4 years - $882,876).

  • Paloski, W.H., Black, F.O., Layne, C.S., McDonald, P.V., Reschke, M.F., Anderson, D.J. Control of Goal-Directed Postural Movements in Space. Proposal submitted to NIH/NASA for inclusion in Spacelab Life Sciences-4 Neurolab program (not funded, direct costs over 4 years -$826,569).

  • Layne, C.S., Bloomberg, J.J., Feeback, D.M., & McDonald, P.V. (1992) The Impact of Space Flight on Anticipatory Neuromuscular Postural Activation. (funded, NASA grant # - NAS9-18492-1210-J33, direct costs over 3 years $750,241).

  • Layne, C.S. 1992) Kansas Space Grant Consortium NASA Fellowship - Scholarship of $5,000, (supporting Kinesiology graduate student Ms. Amy Reed, Kansas State University).

  • Layne, C.S. (1992) BioServe Space Technologies, $2,000, plus KC-135 parabolic flight time.

  • Layne, C.S. (1991) NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, $10,000.

  • Layne, C.S. Kansas Space Grant Consortium NASA Fellowship - Scholarship of $5,000, 1992, (supporting Electrical Engineering graduate student Ms. Shari Schroeder, Kansas State University).

  • Layne, C.S. (1991-1994) Kansas Space Grant Consortium, NASA, $7,000 per year for four years.

  • Layne, C.S. (1990) Underlying Strategies of Lateral Postural Control, (funded - NASA Grant #NAG9-471) $15,000.

  • Layne, C.S. 1990) NASA Equipment Grant supporting "Underlying Strategies of Lateral Postural Control" project, $21,000.

  • Layne, C.S. (1990) NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, $10,000.

  • Layne, C.S. (1990) BioServe Space Technologies, $2,500, plus KC-135 parabolic flight time ($8,000).

  • Layne, C.S. and Kubitz, K. (1990) Frequency Analysis of Human EMG Obtained in Microgravity. Kansas State University Faculty Development Program, $2,142.