Trent Herda is an Assistant Professor and is currently the Director of the Neuromechanics Laboratory at the University of Kansas. Herda completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology at the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer. Herda received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD in 2005 and his Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK in 2007. His primary interests include the noninvasive assessment of muscle function with surface electromyography and mechanomyography, and the effects of resistance training, aging, vibration, and passive stretching on neuromuscular function and the biomechanical properties of the muscle-tendon unit. In addition, Herda investigates the effects of nutritional supplementation on anabolic biomarkers, body composition, sport, and functional performance across the lifespan. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Muscle and Nerve, etc. In 2013, Herda was the recipient of the prestigious Docking Faculty Scholar Award at the University of Kansas.