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Dr. Robert Catena's Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab

How do I join the GPB lab?

There are currently several routes to join our lab. In all cases, please send me an email that includes your transcripts and CV/resume. I will review, and schedule an interview. As Biomechanics is the application of math and physics principles to the human body, students entering into my lab will have already been successful in physics and math (Calculus) and demonstrate a strong interest in applying those to health sciences. Additionally, I am interested in bringing in students that desire to learn and have a proven ability of problem solving on their own and professionalism.

If you are interested in a paid technician, graduate or post-doctoral position, I will advertise on Biomch-L


KinesiologyDr. Catena is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology at WSU. The Kinesiology program has B.S. and M.S. degrees. The best way to find out about being in the lab and assistantships in the Kinesiology program is to contact Dr. Catena.


small Mechanical-EngineeringDr. Catena is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at WSU. Engineering has B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees. Feel free to contact Dr. Catena regarding getting into the lab to do research.


Human brain illustrated with interconnected small nerves - 3d renderDr. Catena is a graduate faculty member in Neuroscience at WSU. Neuroscience has B.S. and PhD degrees. Feel free to contact Dr. Catena regarding getting into the lab to do research.

Are you a local high school student?

Dr. Catena is willing to accept the most exceptional high school students to intern in the lab. Students must be hard-working, motivated, and dedicated. If you are interested, please email Dr. Catena to set up an appointment so that you meet and discuss a position further.

Phone: (509) 335-4250          Email:          Location: Smith Gym 19 and 21, Pullman WA 99164-1410