A primary line of research in this laboratory at the University of Houston examines the cortical mechanisms underlying human sensorimotor behavior in healthy young adults, older adults, and stroke patients. We use multimodal and multisystem approaches to discover interactions between cortical regions and between cortical and spinal regions important for accurate performance of routine tasks such as maintenance of upright stance under uncertain conditions, grasping, and skilled object manipulation. Another line of work with our clinical partners focuses on developing non-pharmacological interventions for neuropathic pain management in patients with spinal cord injury.
We use a wide range of approaches including motion tracking, kinetic measurements, surface electromyography (muscle activity), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (CNBR)
My lab is located in the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (CNBR), which is part of the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston.
The Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research brings together interdisciplinary research teams having expertise in engineering, physiology, clinical medicine, psychology, human factors, physics, mathematics, and computer science.