Nora Darakjian, PT, DPT

Nora Darakjian portrait

Faculty Profile

Clinical Instructor of Physical Therapy


(323) 865-1200

Mailing Address

1640 Marengo Street, HRA 102, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Professional Interests

In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Nora Darakjian practices at USC Physical Therapy on the Health Sciences Campus, where she focuses on treating individuals with neurologic disorders. Dr. Darakjian is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s neurologic section. Her research includes the use of therapeutic virtual reality in patients with Parkinson’s disease.


  • Neurological Physical Therapy Residency, University of Southern California, 2015
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science Neuroscience, University of California-Los Angeles, 2011

Selected Publications

  • André V, Cepeda C, Fisher Y, Huyn M, Bardakjian N, Singh S, Yang W, Levine MS. “Differential electrophysiological changes in striatal output neurons in Huntington’s disease.” J Neurosci. 2011; 31(4):1170-82. 2.
  • Bardakjian NS. “The back-propagating machinery of the neuron.” The UCLA USJ. 2010; 23: 5-10.