You are invited to a candidate forum with Marco Santello, Ph.D., candidate for the position of School Director, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Santello will present his vision for the school.

Friday, Feb. 24, 10-11 a.m.
Schwada Classroom Office Building (SCOB) 105

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Marco Santello graduated with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. in exercise science from the University of Birmingham, U.K. After his postdoctoral training in neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, he started his tenure-track appointment in the Department of Kinesiology at Arizona State University. He is now professor, Harrington Endowed Chair, and interim director of the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering.

Santello is 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 to measuring hand kinematics and dynamics. His research has applications to rehabilitation of hand function, neuroprosthetics and biologically-inspired robotics. Santello has published over 60 publications and his research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Santello currently serves as Regular Member of the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section of the National Institutes of Health.

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