Areas of Research
Mechanisms of motor coordination: role of sensory feedback for posture and locomotion, musculoskeletal biomechanics.
- Ph.D., Harvard University, 1974
- B.S., Brown University, 1969
- 2007- present, Editor-in-Chief, Motor Control
- 1999, 1st Annual Award for Excellence in Mentorship given by the Graduate Division Biological Biomedical Sciences
Selected Research Publications
- Gottschall JS, Nichols TR. “Head pitch affects muscle activity in the decerebrate cat hindlimb during walking,” Exp. Brain Res., 182: 131-135, 2007.
- Maas H, Prilutsky BI, Nichols TR, Gregor RJ. “Hindlimb kinematics in slope walking following self-reinnervation of medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles in the cat,” Exp. Brain Res., 181: 377-393, 2007.
- Lay AN, Hass CJ, Nichols TR, Gregor RJ. “The effects of sloped surfaces on locomotion: An electromyographic analysis,” J. Biomechanics, 40: 1276-1285, 2007.
- Nichols TR, Cope TC. “Cross-bridge mechanisms underlying the history-dependent properties of muscle spindles and stretch reflexes,” Can. J. Physiol. & Pharm., 82: 569-576, 2004.
- Burkholder TJ, Nichols TR. “A three dimensional model of the feline hindlimb,” J. Morph., 261: 118-129, 2004.
- Haftel VK, Bichler EK, Nichols TR, Pinter MJ, Cope TC. “Movement reduces the dynamic response of muscle spindle afferents and motoneuron synaptic potentials in rat,” J. Neurophysiol., 91: 2164-71, 2004.