Natalia Sanchez, PhD

Sanchez, Natalia2

(323) 442-0229



LCL Web Page

Mailing Address:

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Current Research:

• My current research focuses on using motor learning and locomotor adaptation to target specific deficits in gait of individuals post-stroke. I intend to quantify the changes in performance as well as the underlying neuromuscular mechanisms responsible for locomotor adaptation and learning.

Professional Interests
Changes in the control of movement after nervous system injury, mechanisms underlying movement discoordination, biomechanics and gait analysis. 
  • BS in Biomedical Engineering, Escuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia - Univerisdad CES
  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
Selected Publications
  • N. Sánchez, AM. Acosta, AHA. Stienen and JPA. Dewald. AMultiple Degree of Freedom Lower Extremity Isometric Device toSimultaneously Quantify Hip, Knee and Ankle Torques. IEEETransactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.TNSRE.2014.2348801.
  • N. Sánchez, JPA Dewald. Constraints imposed by the lowerextremity extensor synergy in chronic hemiparetic stroke:Preliminary findings. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society(EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE.10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944947