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Jason Kutch, PhD

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Associate Professor


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


Understanding brain and spinal cord networks controlling muscle fibers with neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and mathematical models; optimizing rehabilitation for restoring normal control of muscle in individuals with chronic pain.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2010
  • PhD, Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, University of Michigan, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, 2001


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  • Yani MS, Wondolowski JH, Eckel SP, Kulig K, Fisher BE, Gordon JE, Kutch JJ. “Distributed representation of pelvic floor muscles in human motor cortex.” Scientific Reports. 2018;8(1):7213.
  • Kutch JJ, Ichesco E, Hampson JP, Labus JS, Farmer MA, Martucci KT, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Apkarian AV, Mackey SC, Klumpp DJ, Schaeffer AJ, Rodriguez LV, Kreder KJ, Buchwald D, Andriole GL, Lai HH, Mullins C, Kusek JW, Landis JR, Mayer EA, Clemens JQ, Clauw DJ, Harris RE. “Brain signature and functional impact of centralized pain: a multidisciplinary approach to the study of chronic pelvic pain (MAPP) network study.” PAIN. 2017;158(10):1979-91.
  • Kutch JJ, Labus JS, Harris RE, Martucci KT, Farmer MA, Fenske S, Fling C, Ichesco E, Peltier S, Petre B, Guo W, Hou X, Stephens AJ, Mullins C, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Apkarian AV, Landis JR, Mayer EA. “Resting-state functional connectivity predicts longitudinal pain symptom change in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a MAPP network study.” PAIN. 2017;158(6):1069-82.
  • Rana M, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch JJ. “Brain Connectivity Associated with Muscle Synergies in Humans.” The Journal of Neuroscience 2015;35(44):14708-14716.
  • Kutch JJ, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Kirages DJ, Rana M, Cosand L, Labus JS, Kilpatrick LA, Ashe-McNalley C, Farmer MA, Johnson KA, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Apkarian AV, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Mullins C, Mayer EA (2015) “Altered resting state neuromotor connectivity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A MAPP Research Network Neuroimaging Study.” NeuroImage: Clinical 8:493-502.
  • Asavasopon S, Rana M, Kirages DJ, Yani MS, Fisher BE, Hwang DH, Lohman EB, Berk LS, Kutch JJ* “Cortical activation associated with muscle synergies of the human male pelvic floor,” The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(41): 13811-13818, 2014.