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Max Kurz
12-04-2006, 11:46 PM
Graduate teaching and research assistant positions at the University of
Houston are currently available for Fall 2007. We are currently seeking
exceptional students with a backgrounds in biology, biomechanics,
engineering, motor control, kinesiolgy or related field. There are
several teaching and research positions available. Students with skills
in computer programming (i.e., Matlab), and biomechanical data
collection are desirable.

uh.edu

DEGREES OFFERED AND ADMISSION CRITERIA

Doctoral (PhD) in kinesiology or Master's degree in Exercise Science
(with an emphasis in Motor Behavior).

Further information on the admission for the Master's degree is located
here: http://hhp.uh.edu/msexec/admission.cfm

Further information on the admission for the PhD program is located
here: http://hhp.uh.edu/Doctoral/default.cfm

Further information about the department is located here: http://www.hhp




LABORATORY

The Laboratory of Integrative Physiology (LIP) was established to
explore the physiological requisites for human movement and performance.
Research projects conducted in the lab involve collaborative efforts
between engineers, clinicians and motor behavior scientists. The lab is
a state-of-the-art research facility that is capable of performing a
wide variety of human performance testing. Equipment in the lab includes
but is not limited to: Vicon Motion Capture System, AMTI Force Plates,
Delsys EMG, Biodex Isokinetic Testing System. The laboratory has strong
collaborative ties with the Texas Medical Center, NASA's Johnson Space
Center and Moody Gardens Zoo.



INTERESTED STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DIRECTLY CONTACT ONE OF THE
FACULTY MEMBERS BELOW:



Dr. Charles Layne.

E-mail: clayne2@uh.edu

Tel. 713-743-9868

Web: http://www.coe.uh.edu/database/facultytemplate.cfm?id=108

Research Interests: Spaceflight & Neuromuscular Mechanisms

I am interested in the development of human coordination primarily from
a neuromuscular perspective. This interest is satisfied by investigating
locomotion and posture processes. More recent interests include the role
of somatosensory input on muscle contraction.



Dr. Max Kurz

E-mail: mkurz@uh.edu

Tel. 713-743-2274

Web: http://grants.hhp.coe.uh.edu/faculty/Kurz/research/index.html


Research Interests: Locomotion

My research focuses on the interaction of mechanical and neural control
strategies for stable locomotion. Current research projects in the lab
include exploring the determinants of gait stability, aging and
Parkinson's disease gait dynamics, and the unique gait patterns of
animals.



Dr. Adam Thrasher

E-mail: athrasher3@uh.edu

Tel. 713-743-9840

Web: http://www.coe.uh.edu/database/facultytemplate.cfm?id=384

Research Interests: Rehabilitation of Severe Motor Impairments

My research focuses on the development of new knowledge and techniques
to improve function after spinal cord injury and stroke. My current
projects concern improving walking function, cardiovascular function,
and reducing the risk of pressure sores.















Max Kurz, PhD

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Integrated Physiology

University of Houston

3855 Holman Street

Garrison Room 206

Houston, TX 77204-6015

Tel. 713-743-2274

Fax. 713-743-9860

Email. mkurz@uh.edu