Jason Kutch, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentBiokinesiology and Physical Therapy
AddressCHP 155
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 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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    Sensorimotor impairments in men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: relationship of resting state brain activity to pelvic floor muscle activation
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK110669Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuromechanics of Differential Motor Unit Activation in Multifunctional Muscles
    NIH/NINDS F31NS057855Feb 1, 2007 - Jan 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Yani MS, Wondolowski JH, Eckel SP, Kulig K, Fisher BE, Gordon JE, Kutch J. Distributed representation of pelvic floor muscles in human motor cortex. Sci Rep. 2018 May 08; 8(1):7213. PMID: 29740105.
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    2. Kutch J, Ichesco E, Hampson JP, Labus JS, Farmer MA, Martucci KT, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Apkarian AV, Mackey SC, Klumpp DJ, Schaeffer AJ, Rodriguez LV, Kreder KJ, Buchwald D, Andriole GL, Lai HH, Mullins C, Kusek JW, Landis JR, Mayer EA, Clemens JQ, Clauw DJ, Harris RE. Brain signature and functional impact of centralized pain: a multidisciplinary approach to the study of chronic pelvic pain (MAPP) network study. Pain. 2017 Oct; 158(10):1979-1991. PMID: 28692006.
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    3. Smith JA, Albishi A, Babikian S, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch J. The motor cortical representation of a muscle is not homogeneous in brain connectivity. Exp Brain Res. 2017 09; 235(9):2767-2776. PMID: 28631147.
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    4. Kutch J, Labus JS, Harris RE, Martucci KT, Farmer MA, Fenske S, Fling C, Ichesco E, Peltier S, Petre B, Guo W, Hou X, Stephens AJ, Mullins C, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Apkarian AV, Landis JR, Mayer EA. Resting-state functional connectivity predicts longitudinal pain symptom change in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a MAPP network study. Pain. 2017 Jun; 158(6):1069-1082. PMID: 28328579.
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    5. Duff SV, Sargent B, Kutch J, Berggren J, Leiby BE, Fetters L. Using Contingent Reinforcement to Augment Muscle Activation After Perinatal Brachial Plexus Injury: A Pilot Study. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Oct 20; 37(5):555-565. PMID: 28426263.
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    6. Reyes A, Laine CM, Kutch J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Beta Band Corticomuscular Drive Reflects Muscle Coordination Strategies. Front Comput Neurosci. 2017; 11:17. PMID: 28420975.
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    7. Babikian S, Kanso E, Kutch J. Cortical activity predicts good variation in human motor output. Exp Brain Res. 2017 04; 235(4):1139-1147. PMID: 28161821.
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    8. Huang L, Kutch J, Ellingson BM, Martucci KT, Harris RE, Clauw DJ, Mackey S, Mayer EA, Schaeffer AJ, Apkarian AV, Farmer MA. Brain white matter changes associated with urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome: multisite neuroimaging from a MAPP case-control study. Pain. 2016 Dec; 157(12):2782-2791. PMID: 27842046.
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    9. Kutch J, Tu FF. Altered brain connectivity in dysmenorrhea: pain modulation and the motor cortex. Pain. 2016 Jan; 157(1):5-6. PMID: 26683107; PMCID: PMC4941100 [Available on 01/01/17].
    10. Rana M, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch J. Brain Connectivity Associated with Muscle Synergies in Humans. J Neurosci. 2015 Nov 04; 35(44):14708-16. PMID: 26538643; PMCID: PMC4635125.
    11. 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; PMCID: PMC4604194.
    12. 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; PMCID: PMC4474411.
    13. 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. 2015 Feb; 41(2):610-7. PMID: 25444690; PMCID: PMC4297525.
    14. 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 08; 34(41):13811-8. PMID: 25297107; PMCID: PMC4188976.
    15. 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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    16. 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; PMCID: PMC3776057.
    17. Roll SC, Kutch J. Transperineal Sonography Evaluation of Muscles and Vascularity in the Male Pelvic Floor. J Diagn Med Sonogr. 2013 Jan; 29(1):3-10. PMID: 23814769.
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    18. 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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    19. Kutch J, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Challenges and new approaches to proving the existence of muscle synergies of neural origin. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012; 8(5):e1002434. PMID: 22570602; PMCID: PMC3342930.
    20. 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; PMCID: PMC3090003.
    21. 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; PMCID: PMC2888544.
    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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; PMCID: PMC2585402.
    25. 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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    26. 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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