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Studentships in Movement Neuroscience at Penn State

The Position:

We are currently seeking graduate students to join our studies examining
neural control of limb dynamics. This project is funded by NIH, National
Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, and examines the neural
mechanisms underlying handedness. The proposed studies build on our recent
findings, which indicate interlimb disparities in the control of
intersegmental dynamics (Sainburg and Kalakanis, 2000). Funding is available
for 2-5 years.

The Department:

Penn State Kinesiology program is one of the strongest movement science
program in the United States. We have world renowned researches in almost
every area of human movement science. Students in our program benefit from
the rich, educational environment in the department of Kinesiology at Penn
State. In addition to direct mentorship with Dr. Robert Sainburg, the
applicant will benefit from collaborators in this project, including Dr.
Mark Latash and Dr. John Challis. Frequently, our seminar series invite
world renowned researchers to Penn State. In addition, our research
environment includes : The Center for Locomotion Studies (CELOS) under the
directiorship of Dr. Peter Cavanagh, the Biomechanics Laboratory, directed
by Dr. Vladmir Zatsiorsky, the Motor Control Laboratory, directed by Dr.
Mark Latash, the Action Laboratory, directed by Dr. Dagmar Sternad, the
Psychophysiology of movement Laboratory, directed by Dr. Semyon Slobounov,
Dr. Karl Newell's Motor Control and Learning Laboratory, the Sensorimotor
Development Laboratory of Dr. Jan Visser, the Perception and Movement
Laboratory, directed by Dr. David Rosenbaum (Psychology Department), and the
world renowned Noll Physiology Laboratories.

The University and Life

State College provides a metropolitan atmosphere in a small town
environment. It is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, and is surrounded by
a beautiful rural atmosphere. Outdoor activities are generally free and are
minutes away, including swimming, boating, hiking, ishing, hunting, alpine
and cross country skiing, snowshoing, etc. Penn State nurtures a rich
performing arts atmosphere, providing an abundance of plays, shows, and
concerts. Penn State hosts many artistic and political events. In short, the
atmosphere is stimulating and fun. Cost of living is low, while quality of
living is high.


Please send a letter, vita, and the names, addresses and email addresses of
3-4 references to:

Robert L. Sainburg, Ph.D.
266 Rec Hall, Department of Kinesiology, Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-7937 rls45@psu.edu


Movement Neuroscience at Penn State
Robert L. Sainburg, Ph.D.
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