Graduate Student: Elena Skornyakov
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest,” is one of my
favorite quotes by Benjamin Franklin.
My experiences of mystery and hope have sparked my interest in
Neuroscience and have motivated me to invest in knowledge.
Born in Kiev, I attended grade school and Lewis and Clark High School in
Spokane, Washington. My passion for
the science of human movement has led me to pursue a Bachelor of Science in
Exercise Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree, both from Eastern
Washington University. The biomechanics of human movement is dependent upon the
nervous system. That is why I would like
to invest my knowledge in the study of the brain and its function, because
without adequate movement we cannot function.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eastern Washington University, June
Bachelor of Science, Eastern Washington University, June 2010
Current research topic:
My research interests are comprised of several topics of motor control including
but not limited to: neuroanatomy, postural mechanisms, biomechanics of human
movement, and the efficacy of various neuro-rehabilitation interventions.
Spending time with family or friends, music, exercise, and traveling.
- Achievement Reward for College Scientists Fellowship
- Eastern Washington University Doctor of Physical
Therapy Research Award
- Kaiser Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency CSM
- Presidential Scholarship
- Eastern Washington University Summa Cum Laude Graduate
Year entered PhD Program: