Director of the Center for Movement Science and Technology
Professor of Kinesiology and of Neurology
Sainburg’s research is fundamentally translational, focusing on understanding movement control, coordination, and learning, and translating this information to clinical rehabilitation.
- Kinesiology - KINES
- Ph.D., 1993, Neuroscience, Rutgers University
- M.S., 1989, Neurobiology and Physiology, Rutgers University
- B.S., 1984, Occupational Therapy, The University of New York
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
- Brain Lateralization for Motor Control
- Multijoint and Interlimb Coordination
- Recovery of Function in Stroke Survivors
Neural mechanisms underlying control of multijoint arm movements in humans. We combine both psychophysical experiments and biomechanical simulations to determine the neural processes responsible for coordinating the complex mechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Studies in patients with neurological lesions are conducted to determine the contributions of specific neural structures to control.