EP 09: A Non-Linear Model for Spine Mechanics with Maryam Moeini

This epsodes features a visit from Old Dominion third year PhD student Maryam Moeini. Maryam, with abackground in biomedical engineering, has allowed her to design a prosthesis and has spearheaded her interest in the bio mechanics and physiology of the musculoskeletal system.

EP 08: Signal and Noise is Behavioral Neuroscience with Boki Wang

Joining Jason and Harjiv in Episode 8 is 4th year ASU PhD student Boki Wang. Boki is studying neuromodulation of motor learning.

EP 07: Grad School and Beyond with Joe Eisenmann

In this special episode of the PhD Podcast, Harjiv and Jason bring on Dr. Joe Eisenmann to discuss how prospective / current graduate students navigate graduate school. The conversation touches on many relevant topics including the pre-application process, how to “control your own learning environment”, and post-graduate options. Dr. Eisenmann wears many hats, including his role as the head of Sports Science for Volt Athletics and Director of Loper Performance at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

EP 06: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Lower Body Movement with Mac Pierson

Joining Jason and Harjiv for episode 6 is Mac Pierson, a 4th year PhD Candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mac joins the guys to discuss her research bringing both worlds of Biomechanics and Motor Learning together to evaluate lower extremity movement to negate injury for athletes.

EP 05: Navigating Emotionally Demanding Research with Thomas Gretton

Joining Harjiv and Jason for Episode 5 is Thomas Gretton. Thomas is a second year sport psychology PhD student at Florida State University where he is studying cognitive performance in elite sport and elite sport performance. Specifically, Thomas has interests in pre-performance routines, psychological rest, and emotionally demanding research

EP 04: Concussion Testing in Athletes with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Julia Maietta

This episode’s featured guess is UNLV student Julia Maietta. Julia is currently a Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology studying the psychometric properties of the ImPACT, a commonly utilized sport concussion assessment.

EP 03: Motor Learning and Healthy Aging with Margot Bootsma

Margot Bootsma is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen studying motor learning, healthy aging, and neuroscience. She joins the pod to discuss her research in investigating changes in the brain and subsequent application towards understanding how to better optimize motor learning.