• 493 Citations

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Research Interests

Developmental injuries such as those of either the central or peripheral nervous system have a significant impact on the function of the musculoskeletal system. They affect childhood growth, quality of life, and the ability of these children to actively participate in society. Over the past 15 years I have worked both as a pediatric physical therapist and as a researcher to understand musculoskeletal development and its dysfunction due to injuries to the nervous system at birth. My current research focuses on: A) The role of muscle stem cells in impaired musculoskeletal growth in children with cerebral palsy and B) The contribution of muscle metabolism to increased energy expenditure in children with cerebral palsy.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Southern California

… → 2012

MS, University of Southern California

… → 2010

MS, Drexel University

… → 2003

Research interests

  • Cell Biology
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Movement Control
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Stem Cells

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Research Output

Muscle biology of contractures in children with cerebral palsy

Dayanidhi, S. & Lieber, R. L., Jan 1 2018, Cerebral Palsy: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Third Edition. Springer International Publishing, p. 143-153 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Reduced skeletal muscle satellite cell number alters muscle morphology after chronic stretch but allows limited serial sarcomere addition

    Kinney, M. C., Dayanidhi, S., Dykstra, P. B., McCarthy, J. J., Peterson, C. A. & Lieber, R. L., Mar 1 2017, In : Muscle and Nerve. 55, 3, p. 384-392 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 15 Scopus citations

    Skeletal muscle fiber-type specific succinate dehydrogenase activity in cerebral palsy

    Zogby, A. M., Dayanidhi, S., Chambers, H. G., Schenk, S. & Lieber, R. L., Jan 1 2017, In : Muscle and Nerve. 55, 1, p. 122-124 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Advancements in imaging technology: Do they (or will they) equate to advancements in our knowledge of recovery in whiplash?

    Elliott, J. M., Dayanidhi, S., Hazle, C., Hoggarth, M. A., McPherson, J., Sparks, C. L. & Weber, K. A., Oct 2016, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 46, 10, p. 861-872 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • 6 Scopus citations