Marco Santello graduated with a B.S. degree in kinesiology from the University of L'Aquila, Italy, in 1990. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in exercise science under the supervision of Dr. Martin McDonagh at the University of Birmingham, UK. After his postdoctoral training with Dr. John Soechting at the Department of Physiology, University of Minnesota, MN, USA, he started his tenure-track appointment in the Department of Kinesiology at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ, USA. He serves now as a Professor and Harrington Endowed Chair at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at ASU and a Visiting Professor at Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca E. Piaggio at the University of Pisa. Santello works as the Director of the Neural Control of Movement Laboratory (NCML) whose mission is to characterize the neural mechanisms underlying sensorimotor transformations, control, and learning of hand movements. Work in the NCML utilizes complementary experimental approaches, ranging from intramuscular electromyography and transcranial magnetic stimulation to measuring hand kinematics and dynamics. Santello’s research has applications to rehabilitation of hand function, neuroprosthetics, and biologically inspired robotics. Santello has published over 60 publications including journal papers, invited reviews, refereed conference papers, and book chapters. His research has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Santello is currently a Regular Member of the Motor Function, Speech, and Rehabilitation Study Section at the National Institutes of Health.
Biography Updated on 26 August 2012