• Academic Degrees

    • 2005 BS in Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

    • 2007 MS in Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University (Thesis Title: “Reflex Response to Imposed Bilateral Hip Oscillations in Human Spinal Cord Injury”)

    • 2011 PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University (Dissertation Title: “The Dominant Role of the Hip in Multijoint Reflex Responses in Human Spinal Cord Injury”)

    • 2011-date Post-Doctorate, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Florida, USA


    Research Interests

    Neurophysiology
    Neurorehabilitation
    Stroke
    Spinal Cord Injury


    Recent Publications

    Onushko T, Kim C, Christou EA. Reducing task difficulty during practice improves motor learning in older adults. Exp Gerontol. 2014 Jun 6;57C:168-174. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.06.006.

    Onushko T, Baweja HS, Christou EA. Practice improves motor control in older adults by increasing the motor unit modulation from 13 to 30 Hz. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Nov;110(10):2393-401. doi: 10.1152/jn.00345.2013. Epub 2013 Aug 28.

    Onushko T, Hyngstrom A, Schmit BD. Hip proprioceptors preferentially modulate reflexes of the leg in human spinal cord injury. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Jul;110(2):297-306. doi: 10.1152/ jn.00261.2012. Epub 2013 Apr 24.