Tulika Nandi

PhD Student
Tulika
Phone:

(323) 442-2948

Email:

Website:

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Lab

Mailing Address:

University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Current Research:

Professional Interests

I am interested in exploring the biomechanical and motor control strategies related to balance and postural control. Specifically, I am studying the excitability of the motor cortex associated with different standing postures, and the association of this excitability with postural sway. Outcomes from this research will improve our understanding of the links between neurophysiology and biomechanical behavior, and also inform programs for fall prevention in older adults.

 

Education

 

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, M.S., Biokinesiology 2014
  • Manipal University, Manipal, India, B.S., Physiotherpay 2011
Selected Publications
Abstracts
 
  • Nandi Tulika, Fisher Beth, Salem George.Association between motor cortical excitability and postural stability in standing. Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC, USA, August 2016.
  • Nandi Tulika, Fisher Beth, Salem George. Modulation of Cortical Excitability with Changes in Base of Support during Standing. Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Montego Bay, Jamaica, April 2016.
  • Nandi Tulika, Du Bois Andrea, Runkle Nicole, Havens Kathryn, Salem George. Biomechanics of the functional reach test. Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, USA, August 2015.
  • Nandi Tulika, Salem George. Biomechanical Role of the hip in maintaining balance during standing forward reach. ACSM, San Diego, CA, May 2015.
  • Du Bois Andrea, NandiTulika, Salem George. Validation of center of pressure measurements with artificial turf. ACSM, San Diego, CA, May 2015.
  • Nandi Tulika, Du Bois Andrea, Runkle Nicole, Salem George. Hip and ankle moments during forward reach: a comparison across strategies. Research Day- Ostrow School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, March 2015.
  • NandiTulika, Du Bois Andrea, Salem George. Characterization of ankle plantarflexion during functional reach test. Research Day - Ostrow School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, March 2014.
  • Du Bois Andrea, Nandi Tulika, Salem George. Relations between reach distance and COPE in younger adults. Research Day - Ostrow School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, March 2014.