Madhusudhan (Madhu) Venkadesan
Control and Morphology Lab
National Centre for Biological Sciences
GKVK Campus, Bellary Road
Bangalore 560065, Karnataka, India.
Phone: +91-80-2366 6060
Fax: +91-80-2363 6662
Two postdoc positions in foot and locomotion biomechanics funded by the HFSP and WellcomeTrust/DBT India Alliance.
Two postdoc positions funded by the NCBS-inStem-CRG Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Two PhD positions (grant funded) in foot and locomotion biomechanics.
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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2007.
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2003.
B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2000.
Feb 2011 – present: Assistant Professor, NCBS
Jan 2011 – present: Associate in Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
June 2008 – Dec 2010: Postdoc in Applied Mathematics and Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Aug 2007 – May 2008: Postdoc in Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Sept 2006 – Aug 2007: Postdoc in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
- D.E. Lieberman, M. Venkadesan, W.A. Werbel, A.I. Daoud, S. D’Andrea, I.S. Davis, R.O. Mang’eni, and I. Pitsiladis. Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners. Nature, 463(7280):531–5, 2010.
- M. Venkadesan and F.J. Valero-Cuevas. Effects of neuromuscular lags on controlling contact transitions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, 367(1891):1163–1179, 2009.
- M.Venkadesan and F.J. Valero-Cuevas. Neural control of motion-to-force transitions with the fingertip. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(6):1366-1373, 2008.
- M. Venkadesan, J. Guckenheimer, and F.J. Valero-Cuevas. Manipulating the edge of instability. Journal of Biomechanics, 40(8):1653–1661, 2007.