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lting50
03-27-2004, 01:38 PM
Postdoctoral Fellow in Musculoskeletal Modeling
Neuromechanical Modeling of Postural Responses

The W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University and Georgia Tech
(www.bme.gatech.edu)

Candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellow position the
Neuromechanics Group (http://www.neuro.gatech.edu/groups/ting/) in the
Laboratory for Neuroengineering (www.neuro.gatech.edu) at Emory
University and Georgia Tech, led by Dr. Lena H. Ting. The laboratory is
investigating the neural control and biomechanics of locomotion and
balance in both human and animal models using experimental and computer
modeling techniques.

The goal of the project is to integrate the analysis of detailed
experimental data with computer simulations to understand how muscle
synergies provide the nervous system with 'building blocks' for
generating natural motor behaviors. We are using a SIMM
(Musculographics, Inc.) model to simulation muscle coordination and
movement in the cat hindlimb. The long-term goal is to develop
closed-loop models for controlling musculoskeletal motion based on
neurophysiological experiments. For more information about the project,
please see: http://www.neuro.gatech.edu/groups/ting/research.html .
This work is supported by NIH HD46922 and will be performed in
collaboration with Dr. Richard Nichols, of Emory Physiology and BME
departments, Dr. Thomas Burkholder of Georgia Tech Applied Physiology,
and Dr. Jane Macpherson of Oregon Health and Science University.
Fellows will also have many opportunities to interact, and collaborate
with the motor-control and neuroenginering communities at Georgia Tech
and Emory, which reside many departments across both campuses.

Candidates should have a PhD in engineering, neuroscience, motor
control, or related field. Experience in computer programming
(particularly C, C++, Matlab), and biomechanics is desirable; an in an
interest in neural control of movement is critical. Please send CV,
research statement, and names of references to:

Lena H. Ting, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University and Georgia Tech
313 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535
404-894-5216
404-385-5044 (fax)
lting@emory.edu


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Lena H. Ting, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University and Georgia Tech
313 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535
404-894-5216
404-385-5044 (fax)
lting@emory.edu
http://www.bme.gatech.edu/
http://www.neuro.gatech.edu/groups/ting/

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