Center for Integrative Movement Sciences (CIMS)

Movement science encompasses a wide range of traditionally separate research fields, including muscle biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics, materials science, neuroscience, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology and sports science, rehabilitation medicine, rehabilitation engineering, mechatronics, and bio-inspired robotics. We aim to bridge the gaps between ‘top-down’ approaches that focus on whole-organism behavior and ‘bottom-up’ approaches that characterize molecular and biophysical mechanisms. An integrative, interdisciplinary approach is needed to understand how healthy function arises from the dynamic interactions among neural, physiological and structural systems.

Director(s)

Monica Daley

Contact

Monica Daley
949-824-6654
cims@uci.edu