Studentships in Movement Neuroscience at Penn State (Integrative

The Position:
We are currently seeking graduate students to join our studies examining
neural control of limb dynamics. Our laboratory is funded by NIH, National
Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. Studentships are available
through the integrative biosciences division of Penn State for study in
Neuroscience. For more information on our laboratory, please visit To get more information on the
studenship, or to apply, please visit the Integrative Biosciences web site

The Department:

Penn State Kinesiology program is one of the strongest movement science
program in the United States. We have world renowned researchers 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. Our research environment includes : The Movement Neuroscience
Laboratory, directed by Dr Robert Sainburg. The Center for Locomotion
Studies (CELOS) under the directiorship of Drs. 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

The Program in Neuroscience:

The Neuroscience program is an interdisciplinary major, organized by the
Life Sciences Consortium. This option emphasizes research training rather
than classroom instruction, flexibility of curriculum to provide a unique
experience for each student, a professional development "survival skills"
course to prepare students for a diversity of careers, and opportunities for
multidisciplinary research. A key aspect of the Integrative Biosciences
program is that University Park (UP) Neuroscience students will spend the
spring semester of their first year on the Hershey Campus, to broaden their
education in basic neuroscience, to experience at least one laboratory
rotation, and to participate in courses.

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.


To apply, please visit the Integrative Biosciences web site at

Robert L. Sainburg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Physiology, and Neuroscience
Pennsylvania State University
266 Recreation Building
University Park PA 16802
Tel.: (814)-865-7937

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