Georgia Tech

School of Applied Physiology

Learning how we get from here to there...



Welcome! This is a website describing the activities of Dr. Young-Hui Chang's spring semester graduate seminar course in Applied Physiology at the Georgia Tech (see also my course objectives)

  1. Browse below to see topics that have been covered in this course.

  2. Hyperlinked text will open a new window with the student's term project ( entry).

  3. KEY: Topic (Expert guest for on-line discussion) - Student

2011 (wiki links)

  1. Neuromechanical adaptations to pregnancy (T. Griffin, OMRF; J. Gottschall, Penn State U.) - S. Shieh

  2. Motor skill consolidation (A. Ahmed, U. Colorado, Boulder) - D. Ollerenshaw

  3. Neuromechanics of idiopathic scoliosis (P. Mahaudens, U.Catholique de Louvain) - A. Fen-Chong

  4. Special Skype Guests: R. Kram (U. Colorado, Boulder); J. Gottschall (Penn State Univ.); D. Jindrich (Arizona State Univ.)

2010 (wiki links)

  1. Role of skin in locomotion (Sharon Swartz/Joe Bahlman, Brown; Bill Kier, UNC-Chapel HIll) - S. Lin

  2. Tradeoffs for locomotion in air and water (James Lovvorn, S. Illinois; Matt McHenry, UC-Irvine) - M. Toney

  3. Spinal locomotion (Janie Yang, U. Alberta; V. Reggie Edgerton, UCLA) - I. Niazi

  4. Parkinsonian gait (Kathleen Norman, Queen’s U.) - S. Arcot Desai

  5. Locomotor effects of shoes (Peter Adamczyk/Art Kuo, U. Michigan) - R. Seo

2009 (wiki links)

  1. Undulatory Locomotion (Beth Brainerd, Brown; Auke Ijspeert, EPFL) - S. Steinmetz

  2. Collective Animal Behavior - D. Murphy

  3. Comparative Foot Morphology (John Hutchinson, Royal Vet. College-Univ. of London) - C. Hovorka

  4. Locomotion on Fins and Flippers (F. Fish, West Chester U.; G. Lauder, Harvard) - N. Mazouchova

  5. Non-linear Analyses of Stable-to-Unstable Gait Transitions (Max Kurz, NE Med. Cntr) - K. Van Antwerp


  1. Redefining Gaits (Jonas Rubenson, California State Univ., Pomona) - J. Bauman

  2. Locomotion on the Water's Surface (Tonia Hsieh, Brown Univ.) - R. Maladen

  3. Comparative View of the Role of Feet in Locomotion - Y. Ding

  4. Maneuverability vs. Stability on Land (Devin Jindrich, Arizona State Univ.) - A. Auyang

  5. Maneuverability vs. Stability in Water (Eliot Drucker, WFC; George Lauder, Harvard U.) - N. Bundersen

  6. Pectoral Fin Control of Swimming in Skates and Rays (Mark Westneat, Univ. Chicago) - Brad Farrell

  7. Sensorimotor Integration During Predator-Prey Interactions (Mark Nelson, IL-Urbana-Champaign) - C. Li

  8. Role of Connective Tissue in Locomotion (Peter Huijing, Vrije Univ., Netherlands) - V. Stahl


  1. Gait Transition Triggers (Rick Neptune, Texas; Robert Gregor/Boris Prilutsky, Ga Tech) - B. Brown

  2. Global vs. Local Leg Control (Zatsiorsky, PSU/Scholz, Delaware/Shinohara, UC-Boulder) - A. Auyang

  3. Visiual & Vestibular Effects on Gait (Aftab Patla, Univ. of Waterloo) - J. Zolna

  4. Encoding Spinal Cord Activity to Locomotor Behavior (Richard Poppele, Univ. Minnesota) - H. Hayes

  5. Using Fractals to Study Gait Pathologies (Jeffrey Hausdorf, Harvard Univ.) - S. Sonenblum

  6. Gait Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury (V. Reggie Edgerton, UCLA) - D. Billingsley

  7. Using Robots to Study Locomotion (Thomas Daniel/Michael Tu, Univ. Washington) - J. Yen

  8. Parkinsonian Gait (Maurizio Ferrarin, Gnocci Foundation, Italy) - N. Gonzalez-Castro

  9. How Flies Fly (Robert Full, Univ. California-Berkeley) - N. Bundersen