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About the Speaker
Shailesh Kantak PhD, PT
Director, Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation and Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University
Dr. Kantak is an institute scientist at MRRI and directs the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory. He is trained as a physical therapist with specialization in neurologic physical therapy and holds a PhD in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California.
He received his postdoctoral training from Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation research Training (UMANRRT) fellowship.
His research goal is to harness the understanding of motor learning and neuroplasticity to design and test novel interventions in patients with neurologic injuries.
His research spans a spectrum from basic understanding of behavioral and neural mechanisms of motor control and motor learning to testing effects of innovative interventions for motor problems in patients with brain injuries.
His research uses behavioral methods in conjunction with motion analyses, electromyography (EMG) and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques administered with neuronavigation system. Finally, he is also keen in dissemination of scientific information to the clinicians for effective translation from research laboratory to the clinic.
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