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Lena Ting Lena Ting, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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

Phone: 404-894-5216
Fax: 404-385-5044
Location: GT: BME - 3111
E-Mail: lena.ting@bme.gatech.edu
URL: https://neurolab.gatech.edu/labs/ting

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Areas of Research

    Biomechanics and neuromuscular control of posture and locomotion, Musculoskeletal modeling and dynamic simulation of movement

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1999-2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire de Physiologie et Biologie de la Motricit, University Paris V, 1997-1998
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998
  • M.S.E., Stanford University, 1993
  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley 1990

Selected Awards

  • 2008, Miller Visiting Research Professorship, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2007, Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology, American Physiological Society
  • 2006, Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching/British Petroleum, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1999-2002, Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1997-1998, Chateaubriand Postdoctoral Fellowship, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1991-1994, National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 1986-1990, Drake Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley

Selected Research Publications

  • Scrivens JE, DeWeerth SP, Ting LH. A robotic device for understanding neuromechanical interactions during standing balance control. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 2008.
  • Ting LH, McKay JL. Neuromechanics of muscle synergies for posture and movement. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 17(6):622-628, 2007.
  • Lockhart DB, Ting LH. Optimal feedback transformations for balance. Nature Neuroscience 10(10):1329-1336, 2007.
  • Torres-Oviedo G, Ting LH. Muscle synergies characterizing human postural responses. Journal of Neurophysiology 98:2144-2156, 2007.
  • Stapley PJ, Ting LH, Kuifu C, Everaert DG, Macpherson JM. Bilateral vestibular loss leads to active destabilization of balance during voluntary head turns in the standing cat. Journal of Neurophysiology 95:3783-3797, 2006.
  • Ting LH, Raasch CC, Brown DA, Kautz SA, Zajac FE. Sensorimotor state of the contralateral leg affects ipsilateral muscle coordination of pedaling. Journal of Neurophysiology 80(3): 1341-1351, 1998.


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