Breakfast Club Seminar

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday October 14, 2014
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, Room 1128
  • Phone: (404) 894-6228
  • URL: http://www.ibb.gatech.edu
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
Contact

Colly Mitchell
Program Coordinator

Summaries

Summary Sentence: “The Spinal Cord: Parallel/Distributed Processor Regulating Limb Mechanics” - T. Richard Nichols, PhD - Georgia Tech

Full Summary: The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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“The Spinal Cord: Parallel/Distributed Processor Regulating Limb Mechanics”

T. Richard Nichols, PhD
Professor & Chair
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Tech

The work in the Neurophysiology Laboratory is focused on mechanisms underlying motor coordination in mammalian systems. These mechanisms are to be found in the structure and dynamic properties of the musculoskeletal system as well as in the organization of neuronal circuits in the central nervous system. Our work concerns the interactions between the musculoskeletal system and spinal cord that give rise to normal and abnormal movement and posture, and in the manner in which central pattern-generating networks are modified for specific motor tasks. Their studies have applications in several movement disorders, including spinal cord injury. The experimental approaches span a number of levels, from mechanical studies of isolated muscle cells to kinematic measurements of natural behavior in quadrupeds.

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
BK Club, IBB
Status
  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 5, 2014 - 9:21am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:22pm