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Name: Sasha Zill
Title: Professor
Office: Anatomy, Cell and Neurobiology/SOM
Phone: 304-696-7384
Email: zill@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
Abstracts:
Zill, S. N., DiCaprio, R. A., & Frazier, S. F. (1996). Leg design and response specificity of cuticular strain detectors. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 22, Part 2, 1077.

Ridgel, A. L., Frazier, S. F., Quimby, L. A., & Zill, S. N. (1997). Functional correlates of anatomy and development of a force sensing array. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 23, Part 1, 480.

DiCaprio, R. A., Ridgel, A. L., Frazier, S. F., & Zill, S. N. (1997). Measuring forces in an insect leg. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 23, Part 1, 480.

Watson, J. T., Tryba, A. K., Ritzmann, R. E., & Zill, S. N. (1997). Coordination of leg joints during complex locomotion in the cockroach. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 23, Part 1, 767.

Ridgel, A., DiCaprio, R., Frazier, S., & Zill, S. (1998). Campaniform sensilla respond to decreases in tensions and increases in compressions: a form of ‘anticipatory’ signalling in posture and locomotion? Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Neuroethology, No. 114.

DiCaprio, R. A., Ridgel, A. L., & Zill, S. N. (1998). Modeling detection of changing forces in an insect leg: white noise analysis of cockroach tibial campaniform sensilla. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Neuroethology, No. 115.

Watson, J. T. , Pollack, A. J. , Zill, S. N., & Ritzman, R. E. (1998). Kinematics and leg muscle activity in cockroaches climbing over obstacles. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Neuroethology, No. 227.

Flanningan, W. C., Quinn, R. D., & Zill, S. N. (1998). Finite element analysis of strain distribution and encoding of forces in an insect leg. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Neuroethology, No. 228.

Frazier, S., Larsen, G., Neff, D., Quimby, L., DiCaprio, R., Carney, M., & Zill, S. (1998). Having a spring in your step: elasticity and movements of the cockroach tarsus in walking. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Neuroethology, No. 229.

Birch, M. C., Quinn, R. D., Zill, S. N. & Ritzmann, R. E. (1998). A model cockroach leg for sensori-motor studies. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Neuroethology, No, 230.

Ridgel, A. L., Frazier, S. F., & Zill, S. N. (1999). Sensory and motor activities during postural load compensatory reactions in the cockroach. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 25, Part 1, 364.

Noah, J. A., Frazier, S. F., & Zill, S. N. (1999). What sensory inputs are necessary for walking? Evidence from a new pegleg paradigm. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 25, Part 1, 364.

Ramasubramanian, S., Zill, S. N., Nelson, G. M., & Quinn, R. D. (1999). Modeling of strains in the cockroach prothoracic leg trochanter and activation patterns of campaniform sensilla. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 25, Part 1, 363.
 
 
Funded Grants:
(1996-2002). Neurobiology of locomotion and its implementation in robotics. Department of Defense administered by the Office of Naval Research, principal investigator, $1,910,527.
 
 
Presentations :
(1997, May). Invited speaker at the Office of Naval Research sponsored Symposium, Autonomous robotic systems, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

(1998, May). Invited speaker at the Office of Naval Research sponsored workshop, Muscle-like actuators, Indian Head, MD.

(1999, May). Invited speaker at the Office of Naval Research sponsored Symposium, Autonomous robotic systems, Panama City, FL.

(1999, July). Invited speaker at the DFG sponsored Symposium, Perspectives in the neurobiology of movement control–from systems to subcellular level, Blauberen, Germany.
 
 
Publications:
& Seyfarth, E. A. (1996). Exoskeletal sensors for walking. Scientific American, 275, 70-74.

Larsen, G. S., Frazier, S. F., & Zill, S. N. (1997). The tarso-pretarsal chordotonal organ as an element in cockroach walking. Journal of Comparative Physiology A—Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 180, 683-700.

Ridgel, A., DiCaprio, R., Frazier, S., and Zill, S. (1999). Active signaling of leg loading and unloading in the cockroach. Journal of Neurophysiology, 81, 1432-1437.

Zill, S. N., Ridgel, A. L., DiCaprio, R. A., & Frazier, S. F. (1999) Load signalling by cockroach trochanteral campaniform sensilla. Brain Research, 822,271-275.

Frazier, S., Larsen, G., Neff, D., Quimby, L., Carney, M., DiCaprio, R., & Zill, S. (1999). Elasticity and movements of the cockroach tarsus in walking. Journal of Comparative Physiology A—Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 185, 157-172.

Ramasubramanian, S., Flannigan, W. C., Nelson, G., Quinn, R., & Zill, S. N. (1999). Modeling of load sensing during the stance phase of cockroach walking. In G. S.Virk, M. Randall, & D. Howard (Eds.), Climbing and Walking Robots (pp. 17-28). University. of Portsmouth, Professional, Engineering Publishing Ltd., London.
 

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