Neuromechanics integrates sensory and motor neurobiology, musculoskeletal biology and biomechanics to examine how animals move from morphological, physiological and functional perspectives.
- Development of Motor
Control and Movement
- Early life history is time of major and often rapid morphological, physiological and functional change. The development of motor control and movement through this period is a fundamental yet poorly understood area of neuromechanics.
- Evolution of Motor Control
- Motor control and movement systems reflect their evolutionary histories. Examining such systems in evolutionary contexts not only informs our understanding of neuromechanical design and function but also provide insight into evolutionary history and processes.
Moto-IGERT sponsored a career panel and workshop for all Moto-IGERT trainees at the Field Museum on January 15th. Six scientists from the Chicago area discussed their own career paths and choices, then met informally over dinner with our Moto-IGERT trainees. This workshop was organized in response to trainees' requests for more career-oriented information and discussions.
On April 27th, 2012, the Moto-IGERT program hosted the second Chicago Neuromechanics Symposium on the University of Chicago campus.
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Two courses, Outreach training with Project Exploration and Specialized Research Opportunities in IGERT Laboratories were offered in Autumn Quarter 2012. More »
IGERT was represented at the 2012 Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science Technology Math and Engineering. More »
Five IGERT Trainees attended the annual SICB national meeting. More »
IGERT trainees worked with Chicago Public School (CPS) students in two hands-on workshops this Autumn. More »