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    Jerry Loeb, MD

    TitleProfessor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of The Medical Device Development Facility
    SchoolViterbi School of Engineering, BME
    DepartmentMedical Device Development Facility
    AddressDRB B11
    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-1111
    Phone+1 213 821 5311
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      Dr. Loeb was born in New Brunswick , NJ , received his B.A. ('69) and M.D. ('72) from Johns Hopkins University , and trained in surgery at the University of Arizona . He spent 15 years in the Laboratory of Neural Control at the National Institutes of Health and 12 years at Queen's University where he was Professor of Physiology and Director of the Bio-Medical Engineering Unit. He served as Chief Scientist (consulting) for Advanced Bionics Corp. of Sylmar , California , from 1994-1999. Dr. Loeb joined USC in September, 1999. He has published over 250 journal articles and chapters, a book on electromyography, and holds 58 patents.


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      1. Tsianos GA, Loeb G. Muscle and Limb Mechanics. Compr Physiol. 2017 Mar 16; 7(2):429-462. PMID: 28333378.
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      2. Huang X, Zheng K, Kohan S, Denprasert PM, Liao L, Loeb G. Neurostimulation Strategy for Stress Urinary Incontinence. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 Mar 07. PMID: 28287977.
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      3. Vest AN, Zhou L, Huang X, Norekyan V, Bar-Cohen Y, Chmait RH, Loeb G. Design and Testing of a Transcutaneous RF Recharging System for a Fetal Micropacemaker. IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits Syst. 2017 Feb 13. PMID: 28212097.
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      4. Jalaleddini K, Niu C, Chakravarthi Raja S, Sohn WJ, Loeb G, Sanger T, Valero-Cuevas F. Neuromorphic meets neuromechanics, Part II: The role of fusimotor drive. J Neural Eng. 2017 Jan 17. PMID: 28094764.
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      5. Zhou L, Bar-Cohen Y, Peck RA, Chirikian GV, Harwin B, Chmait RH, Pruetz JD, Silka MJ, Loeb G. Analytical Modeling for Computing Lead Stress in a Novel Epicardial Micropacemaker. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2017 Jan 09. PMID: 28070867.
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      6. Li X, Liao LM, Chen GQ, Wang ZX, Lu TJ, Deng H, Loeb G. Tibial nerve stimulation to inhibit the micturition reflex by an implantable wireless driver microstimulator in cats: Retracted. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug; 95(33):e4537. PMID: 27879521.
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      7. Li X, Liao LM, Chen GQ, Wang ZX, Lu TJ, Deng H, Loeb G. Tibial nerve stimulation to inhibit the micturition reflex by an implantable wireless driver microstimulator in cats. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug; 95(33):e4537. PMID: 27537576.
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      8. Zhou L, Vest AN, Peck RA, Sredl JP, Huang X, Bar-Cohen Y, Silka MJ, Pruetz JD, Chmait RH, Loeb G. Minimally invasive implantable fetal micropacemaker: mechanical testing and technical refinements. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2016 Dec; 54(12):1819-1830. PMID: 27021067.
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      9. Loeb G, Tsianos GA. Major remaining gaps in models of sensorimotor systems. Front Comput Neurosci. 2015; 9:70. PMID: 26089795.
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      10. Bar-Cohen Y, Loeb G, Pruetz JD, Silka MJ, Guerra C, Vest AN, Zhou L, Chmait RH. Preclinical testing and optimization of a novel fetal micropacemaker. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jul; 12(7):1683-90. PMID: 25778431.
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      11. Loeb G, Fishel JA. Bayesian action&perception: representing the world in the brain. Front Neurosci. 2014; 8:341. PMID: 25400542.
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      12. A percutaneously implantable fetal pacemaker. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug; 2014:4459-63. PMID: 25570982.
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      13. Tsianos GA, Goodner J, Loeb G. Useful properties of spinal circuits for learning and performing planar reaches. J Neural Eng. 2014 Oct; 11(5):056006. PMID: 25082652.
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      14. de Rugy A, Loeb G, Carroll TJ. Are muscle synergies useful for neural control? Front Comput Neurosci. 2013; 7:19. PMID: 23519326.
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      15. Hauschild M, Mulliken GH, Fineman I, Loeb G, Andersen RA. Cognitive signals for brain-machine interfaces in posterior parietal cortex include continuous 3D trajectory commands. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 16; 109(42):17075-80. PMID: 23027946.
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      16. Li Y, Smith LH, Hargrove LJ, Weber DJ, Loeb G. Sparse optimal motor estimation (SOME) for extracting commands for prosthetic limbs. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013 Jan; 21(1):104-11. PMID: 23033331.
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      17. de Rugy A, Loeb G, Carroll TJ. Virtual biomechanics: a new method for online reconstruction of force from EMG recordings. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Dec; 108(12):3333-41. PMID: 23019006.
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      18. Loeb G. Optimal isn't good enough. Biol Cybern. 2012 Dec; 106(11-12):757-65. PMID: 22895830.
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      19. Loeb G, Zhou L, Zheng K, Nicholson A, Peck RA, Krishnan A, Silka M, Pruetz J, Chmait R, Bar-Cohen Y. Design and testing of a percutaneously implantable fetal pacemaker. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Jan; 41(1):17-27. PMID: 22855119.
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      20. Su Z, Fishel JA, Yamamoto T, Loeb G. Use of tactile feedback to control exploratory movements to characterize object compliance. Front Neurorobot. 2012; 6:7. PMID: 22855676.
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      21. Fishel JA, Loeb G. Bayesian exploration for intelligent identification of textures. Front Neurorobot. 2012; 6:4. PMID: 22783186.
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      22. Li Y, Levine WS, Loeb G. A two-joint human posture control model with realistic neural delays. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 Sep; 20(5):738-48. PMID: 22692939.
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      23. de Rugy A, Loeb G, Carroll TJ. Muscle coordination is habitual rather than optimal. J Neurosci. 2012 May 23; 32(21):7384-91. PMID: 22623684.
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      24. Andersen RA, Schieber MH, Thakor N, Loeb G. Natural and accelerated recovery from brain damage: experimental and theoretical approaches. IEEE Pulse. 2012 Mar; 3(2):61-5. PMID: 22481749.
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      25. Kaliki RR, Davoodi R, Loeb G. Evaluation of a noninvasive command scheme for upper-limb prostheses in a virtual reality reach and grasp task. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Mar; 60(3):792-802. PMID: 22287229.
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      26. Li Y, Smith LH, Hargrove LJ, Weber DJ, Loeb G. Estimation of excitatory drive from sparse motoneuron sampling. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012; 2012:3628-31. PMID: 23366713.
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      27. Nicholson A, Chmait R, Bar-Cohen Y, Zheng K, Loeb G. Percutaneously injectable fetal pacemaker: electronics, pacing thresholds, and power budget. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012; 2012:5730-3. PMID: 23367231.
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      28. Zhou L, Chmait R, Bar-Cohen Y, Peck RA, Loeb G. Percutaneously injectable fetal pacemaker: electrodes, mechanical design and implantation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012; 2012:6600-3. PMID: 23367442.
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      29. Davoodi R, Loeb G. Real-time animation software for customized training to use motor prosthetic systems. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 Mar; 20(2):134-42. PMID: 22186964.
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      30. Tsianos GA, Rustin C, Loeb G. Mammalian muscle model for predicting force and energetics during physiological behaviors. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 Mar; 20(2):117-33. PMID: 21859633.
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      31. Tsianos GA, Raphael G, Loeb G. Modeling the potentiality of spinal-like circuitry for stabilization of a planar arm system. Prog Brain Res. 2011; 194:203-13. PMID: 21867805.
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      32. Davoodi R, Loeb G. MSMS software for VR simulations of neural prostheses and patient training and rehabilitation. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011; 163:156-62. PMID: 21335781.
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      33. Loeb G, Tsianos GA, Fishel JA, Wettels N, Schaal S. Understanding haptics by evolving mechatronic systems. Prog Brain Res. 2011; 192:129-44. PMID: 21763523.
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      34. Raphael G, Tsianos GA, Loeb G. Spinal-like regulator facilitates control of a two-degree-of-freedom wrist. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 14; 30(28):9431-44. PMID: 20631172.
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      35. Kaplan HM, Loeb G. Design and fabrication of an injection tool for neuromuscular microstimulators. Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Sep; 37(9):1858-70. PMID: 19551513.
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      36. Loeb G. Taking control of prosthetic arms. JAMA. 2009 Feb 11; 301(6):670-1. PMID: 19211476.
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      37. Cheng EJ, Loeb G. On the use of musculoskeletal models to interpret motor control strategies from performance data. J Neural Eng. 2008 Jun; 5(2):232-53. PMID: 18506076.
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      38. Liao KC, Hogen-Esch T, Richmond FJ, Marcu L, Clifton W, Loeb G. Percutaneous fiber-optic sensor for chronic glucose monitoring in vivo. Biosens Bioelectron. 2008 May 15; 23(10):1458-65. PMID: 18304798.
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      39. Song D, Hendrickson P, Marmarelis VZ, Aguayo J, He J, Loeb G, Berger TW. Predicting EMG with generalized Volterra kernel model. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008; 2008:201-4. PMID: 19162628.
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      40. Popovic D, Baker LL, Loeb G. Recruitment and comfort of BION implanted electrical stimulation: implications for FES applications. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2007 Dec; 15(4):577-86. PMID: 18198716.
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      41. Loeb G, Peck RA, Singh J, Kim YH, Deshpande S, Baker LL, Bryant JT. Mechanical loading of rigid intramuscular implants. Biomed Microdevices. 2007 Dec; 9(6):901-10. PMID: 17177107.
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      42. Davoodi R, Urata C, Hauschild M, Khachani M, Loeb G. Model-based development of neural prostheses for movement. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2007 Nov; 54(11):1909-18. PMID: 18018686.
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      43. Sachs NA, Loeb G. Development of a BIONic muscle spindle for prosthetic proprioception. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2007 Jun; 54(6 Pt 1):1031-41. PMID: 17554822.
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      44. Tan W, Loeb G. Feasibility of prosthetic posture sensing via injectable electronic modules. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2007 Jun; 15(2):295-309. PMID: 17601200.
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      45. Hauschild M, Davoodi R, Loeb G. A virtual reality environment for designing and fitting neural prosthetic limbs. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2007 Mar; 15(1):9-15. PMID: 17436870.
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      46. Wolpaw JR, Loeb G, Allison BZ, Donchin E, do Nascimento OF, Heetderks WJ, Nijboer F, Shain WG, Turner JN. BCI Meeting 2005--workshop on signals and recording methods. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2006 Jun; 14(2):138-41. PMID: 16792279.
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      47. Loeb G, Richmond FJ, Baker LL. The BION devices: injectable interfaces with peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurosurg Focus. 2006; 20(5):E2. PMID: 16711659.
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      48. Mileusnic MP, Brown IE, Lan N, Loeb G. Mathematical models of proprioceptors. I. Control and transduction in the muscle spindle. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Oct; 96(4):1772-88. PMID: 16672301.
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      49. Mileusnic MP, Loeb G. Mathematical models of proprioceptors. II. Structure and function of the Golgi tendon organ. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Oct; 96(4):1789-802. PMID: 16672300.
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      50. Kaliki RR, Davoodi R, Loeb G. The effects of training set on prediction of elbow trajectory from shoulder trajectory during reaching to targets. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006; 1:5483-6. PMID: 17946704.
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      51. Loeb G. Are cochlear implant patients suffering from perceptual dissonance? Ear Hear. 2005 Oct; 26(5):435-50. PMID: 16230894.
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      52. Loeb G, Davoodi R. The functional reanimation of paralyzed limbs. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2005 Sep-Oct; 24(5):45-51. PMID: 16248116.
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      53. Loeb G. Galvani's delayed legacy: neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2005 Jul; 2(4):379-81. PMID: 16293076.
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      54. Weber DJ, Stein RB, Chan KM, Loeb G, Richmond F, Rolf R, James K, Chong SL. BIONic WalkAide for correcting foot drop. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2005 Jun; 13(2):242-6. PMID: 16003906.
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      55. Loeb G, Tan W. Biomimetic posture sensing and feedback for proprioception. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2005; 7:7389-92. PMID: 17281988.
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      56. Zou Q, Tan W, Sok Kim E, Singh J, Loeb G. Implantable biaxial piezoresistive accelerometer for sensorimotor control. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2004; 6:4279-82. PMID: 17271250.
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      57. Tan W, Zou Q, Kim ES, Loeb G. Sensing human arm posture with implantable sensors. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2004; 6:4290-3. PMID: 17271253.
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      58. Chih Liao K, Richmond F, Hogen-Esch T, Marcu L, Loeb G. Senciltrade mark project: development of a percutaneous optical biosensor. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2004; 3:2082-5. PMID: 17272132.
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      59. Salter AC, Bagg SD, Creasy JL, Romano C, Romano D, Richmond FJ, Loeb G. First Clinical Experience with BION Implants for Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2004 Jan; 7(1):38-47. PMID: 22151125.
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      60. Dupont Salter AC, Richmond FJ, Loeb G. Effects of muscle immobilization at different lengths on tetrodotoxin-induced disuse atrophy. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2003 Sep; 11(3):209-17. PMID: 14518783.
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      61. Dupont Salter AC, Richmond FJ, Loeb G. Prevention of muscle disuse atrophy by low-frequency electrical stimulation in rats. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2003 Sep; 11(3):218-26. PMID: 14518784.
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      62. Sachs NA, Nulud PL, Loeb G. Virtual Visit: improving communication for those who need it most. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2003; 94:302-8. PMID: 15455912.
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      63. Loeb G, Brown IE, Lan N, Davoodi R. The importance of biomechanics. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2002; 508:481-7. PMID: 12171146.
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      64. Loeb G. Learning from the spinal cord. J Physiol. 2001 May 15; 533(Pt 1):111-7. PMID: 11351019.
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      65. Loeb G, Peck RA, Moore WH, Hood K. BION system for distributed neural prosthetic interfaces. Med Eng Phys. 2001 Jan; 23(1):9-18. PMID: 11344003.
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