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Adriana Degani

PhD - Neuroscience

Education

Ph.D. Candidate – Individualized Interdisciplinary PhD – University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

M.Sc. Motricity Science – Human Motricity. Paulista State University of Sao Paulo(UNESP/RC), Rio Claro, SP, Brazil.

B.Sc. Physical Therapy. Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Research Interests

Adriana Degani is currently in her second year pursuing her PhD in the Motor Control Laboratory, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Her long-term goals are to a) identify the mechanisms behind multi-muscle control and postural sway variability, b) investigate the effects of the natural aging process to the generation of multiple postural muscle synergies to control balance, and c) translate findings from clinical trials into practical applications to enhance human health. Adriana’s current studies focus on determining the effect of an aging central nervous system on coordinating multiple postural muscles to control posture and avoid falls.