Recep Ozdemir, PhD

Recep Ozdemir, PhD
Instructor in Neurology

Education History:
Ph.D., Neurophysiology, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Recep completed his PhD at the University of Houston with a focus on neurophysiology of motor control and biomechanics. During his graduate years, he conducted research studies investigating electrocortical biomarkers of human locomotion and postural control in healthy, elderly and patient populations (Stroke, Spinal cord Injury) with impaired locomotion. Upon completing his PhD Recep joined University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine as a postdoctoral research fellow. He trained in spinal cord neurophysiology and involved in research studies aiming to induce motor recovery through spinal and cortical plasticity protocols in patients with spinal cord injury.

Personal Interests/Hobbies:
Exercising is vital, travelling is fun, cooking is meditation, playing chess is relaxing, spending quality time with friends and family is priceless.

Personal Goals:
I am envisioning a research and teaching career in the university setting where I can continue creating new knowledge and passing that knowledge on to the next generation of students.

Selected Publications:

  1. Urbin MA, Ozdemir RA, Tazoe T, Perez MA. (2017). Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Lower-Limb Motoneurons after Human Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00111.2017.
  2. Ozdemir RA, Contreras-Vidal JL, Lee BC, Paloski WH. Cortical activity modulations underlying age-related performance differences during posture–cognition dual tasking. Exp Brain Res (2016) 234: 3321. doi:10.1007/s00221-016-4730-5.
  3. Ozdemir RA, Pourmoghaddam A , Paloski WH (2013). Sensorimotor posture control in the blind: Superior ankle proprioceptive acuity does not compensate for vision loss. Gait & posture 38 (4), 603-608.