Integrative Movement Sciences-Summer Research Institute


The IMS-Summer Research Institute is an interdisciplinary research and training incubator that aims to transform the field by integrating understanding of muscle function and movement from molecules to behavior. The SRI will be a 4-week training event from July 15th-August 15th, 2021 that will bring together teams of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates to…

IMS-SRI Kick-Off Workshop

The kick-off workshop will welcome participants to the IMS-SRI with the following: Introduction to goals and philosophy of IMSI, with Co-Directors Daley and Nishikawa Flash talk introductions by IMSI faculty Overview of Mentorship pods and team-based philosophy of IMSI 

IMS-SRI Workshop 1: Markerless Motion Capture

The kick-off workshop of the IMS-Summer Research Institute will demonstrate markerless motion capture. Workshop 1 will be led by Dr. Nidhi Seethapathi postdoctoral researcher at Penn, Dr. McNitt-Gray a professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at USC, Dr. Kelli Sharp an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at UCI, and Harper Stewart a…

IMS-SRI Workshop 3: Muscle Physiology Using Isolated Muscle Preparations

IMS-SRI Workshop 3 will demonstrate muscle physiology using isolated muscle preparations: Classic techniques for measuring muscle properties (isometric force length, isotonic force velocity, work loops), their limitations, and new techniques based on model-based real time control or dynamic strain trajectories. This workshop is led by Elizabeth Mendoza PhD student at UCI, Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa Regents'…

IMS-SRI Workshop 4: Materials-based Models of Muscle Mechanical Function

Workshop 4 will focus on materials-based models of muscle mechanical function. This workshop is led by Associate Professor of mechanical engineering & materials science at Yale University, Dr. Madhusudhan Venkadesan and Regents' Professor at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa.

IMS-SRI Workshop 5: Neurophysiology of Sensorimotor Feedback Control of Muscle in Movement

Workshop 5 will focus on the neurophysiology of sensorimotor control of muscles in movement. Led by Associate Professor, ecology & evolutionary biology at UC, Irvine Dr. Monica Daley, Assistant Professor in the department of dance Dr. Kelli Sharp, Associate Professor of biokinesiology at the University of Southern California Dr. James Finley, and postdoctoral researcher at…

IMS-SRI Workshop 6: Model based analyses of locomotion

Workshop 6 focuses on model based analyses of locomotion,  and how model-based approaches can provide insights into the principles governing human and animal locomotion Led by Dr Christopher Arellano,  Assistant Professor in Health and Human Performance at University of Houston,  and Dr. Christian Hubicki, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at FSU-FAMU.

IMS-SRI Workshop 7: OpenSim Demonstration

Workshop 7 will demonstrate leveraging OpenSim for human body modeling, predictive movement, and sensitivity investigations. Led by Rowlinson associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines Dr. Anne Silverman, postdoctoral researcher in the Locomotor Control Lab at the University of Southern California Dr. Russell Johnson, and PhD student in mechanical engineering at…