Dr. Jakobi teaches and researches in the area of neuromuscular and exercise physiology, and is the PI for the Aging-in-Place Research Cluster that aims to support the needs and choice of older women and men to age in place. In Dr. Jakobi’s lab her basic research program centres upon identifying the contributions of motor neuron activity in maintaining force control in women and men (NSERC).
This work informs the design of her applied research program that focuses on developing interventions to promote functional independence in older adults. Her work is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and CIHR. She was recently awarded the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the BC/Yukon Region. Through this program, donors and her SSHRC research she will determine and apply knowledge of positive factors that contribute to recruiting and retaining women in the sciences.