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    Jason Kutch, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
    DepartmentBiokinesiology and Physical Therapy
    AddressCHP 155
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9006
    Phone+1 323 442 5550
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      Understanding brain and spinal cord networks controlling muscle fibers with neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and mathematical models; optimizing rehabilitation for restoring normal control of muscle in individuals with chronic pain.


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      1. Babikian S, Kanso E, Kutch J. Cortical activity predicts good variation in human motor output. Exp Brain Res. 2017 Feb 04. PMID: 28161821.
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      2. Kutch J, Tu FF. Altered brain connectivity in dysmenorrhea: pain modulation and the motor cortex. Pain. 2016 Jan; 157(1):5-6. PMID: 26683107.
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      3. Rana M, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch J. Brain Connectivity Associated with Muscle Synergies in Humans. J Neurosci. 2015 Nov 4; 35(44):14708-16. PMID: 26538643.
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      4. Woodworth D, Mayer E, Leu K, Ashe-McNalley C, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Tillisch K, Kutch J, Farmer MA, Apkarian AV, Johnson KA, Mackey SC, Ness TJ, Landis JR, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Clauw DJ, Mullins C, Ellingson BM. Unique Microstructural Changes in the Brain Associated with Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (UCPPS) Revealed by Diffusion Tensor MRI, Super-Resolution Track Density Imaging, and Statistical Parameter Mapping: A MAPP Network Neuroimaging Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0140250. PMID: 26460744.
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      5. Kutch J, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Kirages DJ, Rana M, Cosand L, Labus JS, Kilpatrick LA, Ashe-McNalley C, Farmer MA, Johnson KA, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Apkarian AV, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Mullins C, Mayer EA. Altered resting state neuromotor connectivity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A MAPP: Research Network Neuroimaging Study. Neuroimage Clin. 2015; 8:493-502. PMID: 26106574.
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      6. Roll SC, Rana M, Sigward SM, Yani MS, Kirages DJ, Kutch J. Reliability of Superficial Male Pelvic Floor Structural Measurements Using Linear-Array Transperineal Sonography. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2014 Nov 25. PMID: 25444690.
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      7. Asavasopon S, Rana M, Kirages DJ, Yani MS, Fisher BE, Hwang DH, Lohman EB, Berk LS, Kutch J. Cortical activation associated with muscle synergies of the human male pelvic floor. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 8; 34(41):13811-8. PMID: 25297107.
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      8. Kilpatrick LA, Kutch J, Tillisch K, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Jiang Z, Farmer MA, Apkarian AV, Mackey S, Martucci KT, Clauw DJ, Harris RE, Deutsch G, Ness TJ, Yang CC, Maravilla K, Mullins C, Mayer EA. Alterations in resting state oscillations and connectivity in sensory and motor networks in women with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. J Urol. 2014 Sep; 192(3):947-55. PMID: 24681331.
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      9. Dayanidhi S, Kutch J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Decrease in muscle contraction time complements neural maturation in the development of dynamic manipulation. J Neurosci. 2013 Sep 18; 33(38):15050-5. PMID: 24048835.
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      10. Roll SC, Kutch J. Transperineal Sonography Evaluation of Muscles and Vascularity in the Male Pelvic Floor. J Diagn Med Sonogr. 2013 1; 29(1):3-10. PMID: 23814769.
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      11. Inouye JM, Kutch J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. A Novel Synthesis of Computational Approaches Enables Optimization of Grasp Quality of Tendon-Driven Hands. IEEE Trans Robot. 2012 Aug; 28(4):958-966. PMID: 23335864.
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      12. Kutch J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Challenges and new approaches to proving the existence of muscle synergies of neural origin. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012 May; 8(5):e1002434. PMID: 22570602.
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      13. Kutch J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Muscle redundancy does not imply robustness to muscle dysfunction. J Biomech. 2011 Apr 29; 44(7):1264-70. PMID: 21420091.
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      14. Kutch J, Kuo AD, Rymer WZ. Extraction of individual muscle mechanical action from endpoint force. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jun; 103(6):3535-46. PMID: 20393065.
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      15. Kutch J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Computational hypothesis testing for neuromuscular systems. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010; 2010:5436-9. PMID: 21096278.
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      16. Valero-Cuevas FJ, Hoffmann H, Kurse MU, Kutch J, Theodorou EA. Computational Models for Neuromuscular Function. IEEE Rev Biomed Eng. 2009; 2:110-135. PMID: 21687779.
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      17. Kutch J, Kuo AD, Bloch AM, Rymer WZ. Endpoint force fluctuations reveal flexible rather than synergistic patterns of muscle cooperation. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Nov; 100(5):2455-71. PMID: 18799603.
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      18. Kutch J, Suresh NL, Bloch AM, Rymer WZ. Analysis of the effects of firing rate and synchronization on spike-triggered averaging of multidirectional motor unit torque. J Comput Neurosci. 2007 Jun; 22(3):347-61. PMID: 17377834.
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      19. Kutch J, Buchanan TS. Human elbow joint torque is linearly encoded in electromyographic signals from multiple muscles. Neurosci Lett. 2001 Sep 28; 311(2):97-100. PMID: 11567787.
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