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Francisco Valero Cuevas

Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Ph. D.


Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Neuromuscular systems and sensorimotor control, biomechanics, computational methods, human dexterous manipulation.

Office: RTH 402
Phone: 213-821-2084
Fax: 213-821-3897
Email: valero@usc.edu


Seminar series on Engineering, Neuroscience and Health



Selected Publications

 



Dr. Valero-Cuevas is associated with the Brain-Body Dynamics Lab.

Background

 

Research

Our laboratory is dedicated to understanding the biomechanics, neuromuscular control and clinical rehabilitation of complex neuromuscular systems such as the human hand. Towards this end, we employ a synergy of experimental and theoretical techniques. Our diverse experimental arsenal ranges from EMG recording and custom-made virtual reality modules, to human brain mapping with fMRI. These procedures in turn inform theoretical work to characterize neuromuscular function through rigorous and complete neuromuscular computer models, artificial intelligence, and nonlinear systems analysis.