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Brad Farrell

Assistant Professor    

BS; Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA
PhD; Applied Physiology; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA
Post-Doctoral Training; Spinal Cord Injury; Shepherd Center; Atlanta, GA


Courses Taught
Clinical Physiology and Pathophysiology
Exercise Physiology
Research II, III, IV

Research Interests
My research is focused on understanding how the central nervous system regulates sensorimotor function and on developing interventions to supplement lost function especially after musculoskeletal and neurological injury. Specifically, I am interested in osseointegrated prostheses to improve function after amputation and utilization of electrical stimulation to alter the state of spinal and supraspinal networks.

Selected Publications
2015    Farrell BJ, Bulgakova MA, Siorta MG, Prilutsky BI, Beloozerova IN. Accurate stepping on a narrow path: mechanics, EMG and motor cortex activity in the cat. J Neurophysiol 2015; 114(5): 2682-702.

2014    Klishko AN, Farrell BJ, Beloozerova IN, Latash ML, Prilutsky BI. Stabalization of cat paw trajectory during locomotion. J Neurophysiol. 2014; 112(6): 1376-91.

2014    Farrell BJ, Bulgakova MA, Siorta MG, Beloozerova IB and Prilutsky BI. Body stability and muscle and motor cortex activity during walking with wide stance. J Neurophysiol. 2014; 112(3): 504-24.

2014    Farrell BJ, Prilutsky BI, Kistenberg RS, Dalton JF, and Pitkin M. An animal model to evaluate skin-implant-bone integration and gait with a prosthesis directly attached to the residual limb. Clin Biomech.2014; 29:336-49.

2014    Farrell BJ, Prilutsky BI, Ritter JM, Kelley S, Popat K, and Pitkin M. Effects of pore size, implantation time and nano-surface properties on rat skin ingrowth into percutaneous porous titanium implants. J Bio Mat Res Part A. 2014; 29(3); 336-49.

2012    Hodson-Tole EF, Pantall A, Maas H, Farrell B, Gregor RJ, Prilutsky BI. Task-dependent activity of motor unit populations in feline ankle extensor muscles. J Exp Biol. 2012 215: 3711-22.

2010    Maas H, Gregor RJ, Hodson-Tole EF, Farrell BJ, English AW, and Prilutsky BI. Locomotor changes in length and EMG activity of feline medial gastrocnemius muscle following paralysis of two synergists. Exp Brain Res, 2010; 203(4):681-92.

2010    Beloozerova IN, Farrell BJ, Siorta MG, and Prilutsky BI. Differences in movement mechanics, electromyographic and motor cortex activity between accurate and nonaccurate stepping. J Neurophys 2010; 103(4):2285-300.

2009    Maas H, Gregor RJ, Hodson-Tole EF, Farrell BJ, and Prilutsky BI. Distinct muscle fascicle length changes in feline medial gastrocnemius and soleus muscles during slope walking. J Appl Physiol. 2009; 106(4):1169-80.

Development of a Novel Muscle Actuated Prosthesis. National Institutes of Health. 06/01/2015-05/31/2017.
Human Spinal Circuit Plasticity with Locomotor Training in SCI, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development. 6/1/2011-5/31/2014.
Training Movement Scientists: Focus on Prosthesis and Orthotics, National Institutes of Health 08/2008-07/2013.

Society for Neuroscience
American Society of Biomechanics
American Spinal Injury Association