Western Michigan University
Dr Danna-dos-Santos is a Licensed Physical Therapist in two Countries (US and Brazil). In 1998 he obtained his degree of Physical Therapist from the State University of Londrina (Londrina, Brazil) followed by the conclusion of a residence in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at the University of Sao Paulo’s School of Medicine (Ribeirao Preto, Brazil). He has received a Master’s degree in Human Movement Science at the State University of Sao Paulo (Rio Claro, Brazil) in 2001, and obtained PhD degree in Kinesiology (emphasis in human motor control) from the Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) in 2008. Continuing with his scientific education he also completed his post-doctoral fellowship in 2010 at the Arizona State University (Department of Kinesiology). His research interest focuses on the several aspects of human movement control including:  understanding the neural mechanisms involved in multi-muscle control in health, disease, and across the lifespan;  development of analytical tools for the analysis of fine motor skills and performance; and  translational studies intended to improve clinical methods of diagnosis and treatment in human rehabilitation.