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Graduate Student: Elena Skornyakov


About Elena...



"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.

Undergraduate Education:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eastern Washington University, June 2013
  • 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.

Other Interests:

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 Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Eastern Washington University Summa Cum Laude Graduate

Major Advisor:
Lab Rotations

Year entered PhD Program:
Fall 2013

Contact email:
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