Faculty Profile: Daley, Monica

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Daley, Monica
Lab Contact:
Monica Daley
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
5336 McGaugh Hall

Research Description

Locomotion is an important daily behavior for most animals, including humans. Healthy activity levels are essential for health and wellbeing. The UCI Neuromechanics lab (https://neuromechanics.bio.uci.edu/) conducts integrative research addressing fundamental questions about how and why animals move the way they do. Undergraduate researchers will have opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and techniques in biomechanics, muscle physiology and sensorimotor control of animal locomotion.

Requirements to Participate

Curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for research questions about integrative physiology and animal movement. Comfortable working with animals. Willingness to learn computer-based methods of analysis. Multi-quarter commitment preferred. Students are expected to participate in lab meetings. 3 - 4 hours per unit.

Minimum 2 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance: 20Pts (working assigned hours, being on time)
Lab Work: 40Pts (safety, quality, accuracy, synthesis of information)
Communication: 20Pts (written/oral reports, questions and discussion with mentor)
Lab Citizenship: 20Pts ( participation in lab meetings, organization, clean up and follow through)