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Richard Nichols Richard Nichols, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair of Applied Physiology at Georgia Tech

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

Phone: 404-894-3986
Fax: 404-894-9982
Location: GT: Weber - 113B
E-Mail: trn@gatech.edu
URL: http://www.ap.gatech.edu/Nichols/

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Areas of Research

    Mechanisms of motor coordination: role of sensory feedback for posture and locomotion, musculoskeletal biomechanics.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1974
  • B.S., Brown University, 1969

Selected Awards

  • 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.


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