Manning J. Sabatier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine


B.S., Kinesiology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, 1998
M.S., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2001
Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2005
FIRST Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology, 2005-2008

Research/Teaching Statements

Research - I presented data at the Annual American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) meeting at the end of May.  These data characterize normal activation of the soleus and tibialis anterior muscles during treadmill locomotion at various slopes.  I also characterize the time course of recovery of activation during the first 10 weeks after peripheral nerve injury.  I currently have a manuscript in review that characterizes the effect of exercise on axon regeneration after peripheral nerve injury as well (“Treadmill Training Promotes Axon Regeneration in Injured Peripheral Nerves”).  I recently had a proposal for a research symposium (“Current Uses of Electromyography to Evaluate Neuromuscular Plasticity and Control of Movement”) accepted for next year’s ACSM research conference.  I organized and submitted this proposal in June.

Teaching - In the Fall of 2006 I sat in with Dr Haftel on the physiology lab at Morehouse College and in the Spring of 2007 I taught the lab independently. This lab was designed to complement the lecture course through the use of laboratory simulations of a series of topics in physiology. I utilized brief and focused discussions to introduce each laboratory experience, and then guided students through their laboratory experiences with hands-on assistance and calculated questioning.


Recent Publications

Rigel, T., Farmer, B., Lee, D., Keightley, M., Arnold, E., Hoque, M., Sabatier, M. (2016) Greater Intensity Of Downslope Walking Exercise Increases Walking EMG Activity And H-reflex Depression: 3365 Board #7 June 3, 3: 15 PM - 5: 15 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 48(5 Suppl 1):947. DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000487837.50213.23

Sabatier, M.J., English, A.W. (2015)  Pathways Mediating Activity-Induced Enhancement of Recovery from Peripheral Nerve Injury. Exerc Sport Sci Rev.43(3):163-71. PMCID: PMC4470799

Sabatier, M.J., Wedewer, W., Barton, B., Henderson, E., Murphy, J.T., Ou, K. (2015) Slope walking causes short-term changes in soleus H-reflex excitability.  Physiol Rep. 3(3). pii: e12308. PMCID:  PMC4393150

Stoner, L., Faulkner, J., Sabatier, M.J. (2013) Is allometry really a panacea for the shortcomings of flow-mediated dilation? J Hypertens. 31(5):1057-8.

Stoner, L., Faulkner, J., Sabatier, M.J. (2013) Is allometric scaling really a panacea for flow-mediated dilation? Commentary on paper by Atkinson and Batterham. Atherosclerosis. 228(1):280-1.

Stoner, L., Sabatier, M.J. (2012)  Use of ultrasound for non-invasive assessment of flow-mediated dilation. J Atheroscler Thromb. 19:407-21.

Stoner, L., Erickson, M.L., Young, J.M., Fryer, S., Sabatier, M.J., Faulkner, J., Lambrick, D.M., McCully, K.K. (2012) There's more to flow-mediated dilation than nitric oxide. J Atheroscler Thromb. 19:589-600.

Stoner, L., Sabatier, M.J. (2012) Use of ultrasound for non-invasive assessment of flow-mediated dilation.  J Atheroscler Thromb.19:407-21.

Stoner, L., Young, J.M., Fryer, S., Sabatier, M.J. (2012) The importance of velocity acceleration to flow-mediated dilation.  Int J Vasc Med. 2012:589213. PMCID: PMC3270398

Sabatier, M.J., To, B.N., Rose, S., Nicolini, J., English, A.W. (2012) Chondroitinase ABC reduces time to muscle reinnervation and improves functional recovery after sciatic nerve transection in rats. J Neurophysiol. 107:747-57. PMCID: PMC3774643

Wood, K., Wilhelm, J.C., Sabatier, M.J., Liu, K., Gu, J., English, A.W. (2011).  Sex differences in the effectiveness of treadmill training in enhancing axon regeneration in injured peripheral nerves.  Developmental Neurobiology. 72:688-98.  PMCID: PMC3676277

English, A.W., Wilhelm, J.C., and Sabatier, M.J. (2011).  Enhancing recovery from peripheral injury using treadmill training.  Annals of Anatomy. 193:354-61. PMCID: PMC3137663

Sabatier, M.J., To, B.N., Rose, S. and English, A.W. (2011)  Effect of Axon Misdirection on Recovery of EMG Activity and Kinematics After Peripheral Nerve Injury. Cells Tissues Organs, 193:298-309. PMCID: PMC3128140

Sabatier, M.J., To, B.N., Nicolini, J. and English, A.W.  (2011) Effect of slope and sciatic nerve injury on ankle muscle recruitment and hindlimb kinematics during walking in the rat.  J Exp Biol, 214:1007-1016. PMCID: PMC3044077

Hamilton, S.K., Hinkle, M.L., Nicolini, J., Rambo, L.N., Rexwinkle, A.M., Rose, S.J., Sabatier, M.J., Backus, D., English, A.W. (2011) Misdirection of regenerating axons and functional recovery following sciatic nerve injury in rats.  Comp Neurol. 519:21-33. PMCID: PMC3703664

English, A.W., Cucoranu, D., Mulligan, A., Sabatier, M. (2009) Treadmill training enhances axon regeneration in injured mouse peripheral nerves without increased loss of topographic specificity. J Comp Neurol. 517:245-55. PMCID: PMC2804895

Cannon, J.G., Sabatier, M.J., Marinik, E.L., Schwark, E.H., Haddow, S., Cortez-Cooper, M., Bergeron, M.F., Sloan, G.J., McCully, K.K (2008) Femoral artery diameter and arteriogenic cytokines in healthy women. Vascul Pharmacol.50(3-4):104-9.

Sabatier, M.J., Schwark, E.H., Lewis, R., Sloan, G., Cannon, J., McCully, K. (2008)  Femoral artery remodeling after aerobic exercise training without weight loss in women. Dyn Med. 7:13. (open access:

Stoner, L., Sabatier, M.J., Black, C.D., McCully, K.K. (2008) Occasional cigarette smoking chronically affects arterial function. Ultrasound Med Biol. 34(12):1885-92.

Sabatier, M.J., McCully, K.K., Marinik, E.L., Schwark, E.H., Haddow, S., Cortez-Cooper, M., Bergeron, M.F., Sloan, G.J., Cannon, J.G. (2008)  Leptin, blood pressure, and aerobic capacity in women. Am J Hypertens. 21:1245-50.

Sabatier, M.J., Redmon, N., Schwartz, G., English, A.W. (2008) Treadmill training promotes axon regeneration in injured peripheral nerves. Exp Neurol. 211:489-93. PMCID: PMC2584779

Stoner, L., Sabatier, M.J., Mahoney, E.T., Dudley, G.A., McCully, K.K. (2007) Electrical stimulation-evoked resistance exercise therapy improves arterial health after chronic spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 45:49-56.

English, A.W., Schwartz, G., Meador, W., Sabatier, M.J., Mulligan, A. (2007) Electrical stimulation promotes peripheral axon regeneration by enhanced neuronal neurotrophin signaling. Dev Neurobiol. 67:158-72.


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