V. N. Pradeep Ambati | Kinesiology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

V. N. Pradeep Ambati

Assistant Professor

Venkata Ambati

Office: Davies Hall 107
Phone: 618-536-2431

About Dr. Ambati

Dr. Ambati is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Before accepting this position, he received extensive training in Biomechanics research at the Biomechanics Research Building at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from the University of Texas at El Paso, along with an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Osmania University, India. Dr. Ambati’s expertise is in biomechanics, motor control and motor learning of posture and gait with emphasis on movement variability. He is interested in motor control and learning aspects of walking and turning in individuals with neurological diseases. He is currently collaborating with the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Southern Illinois University Carbondale to study postural control impairments in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

He is an active member of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) and the society for Neuroscience (SFN). Dr. Ambati teaches biomechanics and motor behavior related courses in the Department of Kinesiology, including KIN 515(Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement) and KIN 313(Motor Behavior). Besides research and teaching Dr. Ambati enjoys training and participating in Crossfit competitions.

Selected Publications

Ambati, V.N. P., Saucedo, F., Murray, N., Powell, D., & Reed-Jones, R. (2016). Constraining eyes movement in individuals with Parkinson’s disease during walking turns. Experimental Brain Research. 234(10), 2957-2965. doi:10.1007/s00221-016-4698-1

Ambati, V. N. P., Murray, N., Saucedo, F., Powell, D., & Reed-Jones, R. (2013). Constraining eye movement when redirecting walking trajectories alters turning control in healthy young adults. Experimental Brain Research. 226(4), 549-556. DOI 10.1007/s00221-013-3466-8

Murray, N., Ambati, V. N. P., Salvatore, A.P., Reed-Jones, R. (2014). Assessment of Oculomotor Control and Balance in Post Concussion: A preliminary study for a novel approach to concussion management. Brain Injury. TBIN-2012-0312

Murray N., Ponce De Leon M., Ambati V.N. P., Saucedo F., Kennedy E., Reed-Jones R. (2014) Simulated visual field loss does not alter turning coordination in healthy young adults. Journal of Motor Behavior.