Madhusudhan Venkadesan, Ph.D.

2011-2014 National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 
 2015- Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciece Yale University, New Haven, CT 
Biomechanics, Functional morphology, Motor control, Nonlinear dynamics
"Madhusudhan Venkadesan"
Cross-listing: Biomechanics Tree - Neurotree - E-Tree


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Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas grad student 2000-2007 Cornell (Neurotree)
 (Dynamic dexterous manipulation: Benefits of the edge of instability in exploring complex dynamical behavior.)
Daniel E. Lieberman post-doc Harvard
John Guckenheimer post-doc 2007-2008 Cornell
Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan post-doc 2008-2010 Harvard


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Kevin G. Keenan collaborator Cornell (Neurotree)
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Schulze A, Gomez-Marin A, Rajendran VG, et al. (2015) Dynamical feature extraction at the sensory periphery guides chemotaxis. Elife. 4
Roach NT, Venkadesan M, Rainbow MJ, et al. (2013) Elastic energy storage in the shoulder and the evolution of high-speed throwing in Homo. Nature. 498: 483-6
Mosier K, Lau C, Wang Y, et al. (2011) Controlling instabilities in manipulation requires specific cortical-striatal-cerebellar networks. Journal of Neurophysiology. 105: 1295-305
Lieberman DE, Venkadesan M, Werbel WA, et al. (2010) Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners. Nature. 463: 531-5
Keenan KG, Santos VJ, Venkadesan M, et al. (2009) Maximal voluntary fingertip force production is not limited by movement speed in combined motion and force tasks. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 29: 8784-9
Valero-Cuevas FJ, Venkadesan M, Todorov E. (2009) Structured variability of muscle activations supports the minimal intervention principle of motor control. Journal of Neurophysiology. 102: 59-68
Venkadesan M, Valero-Cuevas FJ. (2009) Effects of neuromuscular lags on controlling contact transitions. Philosophical Transactions. Series a, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences. 367: 1163-79
Venkadesan M, Valero-Cuevas FJ. (2008) Neural control of motion-to-force transitions with the fingertip. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 28: 1366-73
Venkadesan M, Guckenheimer J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. (2007) Manipulating the edge of instability. Journal of Biomechanics. 40: 1653-61
Valero-Cuevas FJ, Smaby N, Venkadesan M, et al. (2003) The strength-dexterity test as a measure of dynamic pinch performance. Journal of Biomechanics. 36: 265-70
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