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Hometown: Elmira, New YorkHobbies: Running, hiking, reading, music, sci-fi moviesEducation:2008 - BA in Psychology, State University of New York at Geneseo2011 - Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Colorado
Interactions between cognitive and motor processes within the central nervous system
Corticospinal Excitability in Patients with and without Chronic Neck Pain
Graduate Research Assistant, Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory 2011-presentStudent Research Assistant, Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory 2008-2011Student Research Assistant, Psychology Department, SUNY Geneseo, 2006-2008
2012, Recipient of the $275 Reserach Award for Outstanding Poster from the University of Colorado College of Nursing.2011, Kendall Scholarship recipient from the Foundation for Physical Therapy2005-2007, SUNY Geneseo Scholar-in-Residence Scholarship2005-2008, SUNY Geneseo Honors Program and Scholarship2007 – 2008, Bill and Stacy Edgar Scholarship
American Physical Therapy Association
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
Marker RJ, Jesunathadas M, Maluf KS, Enoka RM. Simulated variability of muscle force is altered by the distribution of mechanical twitch properties across the motor unit pool. Society for Neuroscience, 2010.
Stephenson JL, Marker RJ, Maluf KS. Effects of acute exposure to a psychosocial stressor on corticospinal excitation and inhibition in individuals with chronic neck pain. 13th World Congress on Pain, 2010.
Ballard JC, Marker RJ, Pilato MS, Kang P, Robinson KH, Findlay-Lester RM. Time-related fMRI-BOLD signal changes during sustained attention tasks. 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 2008.
Ballard JC, Robinson KH, Marker RJ, Kang P, Pilato MS, Findlay-Lester RM. Patterns of response-inhibition and vigilance performance during fMRI scanning. 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 2008.
Ballard JC, Pilato MS, Robinson KH, Marker RJ, Kang P, Findlay-Lester RM, Gunner JH. Subject anxiety and task type effects on BOLD signal during attention tasks. Association for Psychological Sciences 20th Annual Convention, 2008.
Ballard JC, Pilato MS, Kang P, Marker RJ. Functional magnetic resonance imaging responses as functions of vigilance task duration and subjects’ reaction times. Association for Psychological Sciences 19th Annual Convention, 2007.
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