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mshinohara31
05-25-2006, 11:23 PM
I will be starting a Neuromuscular Control Lab at the School of Applied Physiology as a new Associate Professor from August 2006, and am looking for a highly motivated PhD student.

The Neuromuscular Control Lab will be funded by NIH and study neuromuscular mechanisms underlying human movement in young and old adults with state-of-the-art techniques: Electrical activity of the neuromuscular system will be assessed by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electrical/mechanical stimulation, and surface and intramuscular electromyography (interference EMG and single motor units). Use of functional MRI is also planned in collaboration with other laboratories. Mechanical activity of contracting muscles will be examined by ultrasonogoraphy and laser mechanomyography (MMG). In addition, collaborative work on the application of powered orthosis is being planned. Please refer to the following website for more details:
http://shino.umin.jp

The PhD student will be supported by a Teaching Assistantship for at least two years. This means of support can be replaced or followed by a Research Assistantship to conduct specific research projects depending on the availability of funds. The applications are for Fall 2006, but nonstandard start date may also be considered.

Resources for course work and collaborative research experiences are available on campus with other units in the College of Sciences and College of Engineering and at the Emory University School of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control, and Georgia State University all located in Atlanta. The graduate faculty at the School of Applied Physiology include: Edward Balog (Muscle Physiology), Thomas Burkholder (Muscle Physiology), Young-Hui Chang (Neuromechanics), Robert Gregor (Biomechanics), Nael McCarty (Biology), Mindy Millard-Stafford (Exercise Physiology), Boris Prilutsky (Biomechanics), Phillip Sparling (Exercise Behavior), Teresa Snow (Statistics), and Stephen Sprigle (Rehabilitation Engineering).

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education. Georgia Tech consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States. In a world that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching and advanced research to define the technological university of the 21st century. Atlanta offers a wealth of shopping and entertainment amidst a city rich in culture, history and adventure.

For additional information on the Ph.D. program in Applied Physiology, contact Joy Daniell at: joy.daniell@ap.gatech.edu (404-894-7658) or visit the website at:
http://www.ap.gatech.edu

For additional information on the Neuromuscular Control Lab, please contact me directly. I will be also available at the ACSM meeting next week (Poster #2431/163, Session E-31 at Hall B on Friday morning, June 2).

M. "Shino" Shinohara, PhD, FACSM
Senior Research Associate
Neurophysiology of Movement Lab
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder
shinohara@colorado.edu


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