Shailesh S. Kantak
University of Southern California 1540 E. Alcazar Street, CHP 155 Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
Dr. Kantak is an institute scientist at MRRI and directs the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute. 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 primary research interest is to understand the brain-behavior relationship underlying motor skill learning and rehabilitation of patients with neurologic disorders. Research in his lab uses behavioral methods in conjunction with motion analyses, electromyography (EMG) and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques administered with neuronavigation system.
His research interest is cortical control of human movement and to develop movement- and stimulation-induced techniques for enhancing motor system plasticity