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28. Woodworth DC, Dagher A, Curatolo A, Sachdev M, Ashe-McNalley C, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Landis JR, Kutch JJ, Mullins C, Mayer EA, Lee RS, Moses MA, Ellingson BM. Changes in brain white matter structure are associated with urine proteins in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS): A MAPP Network Study. In Press.

27. Clemens JQ, Mullins C, Ackerman AL, Bavendam T, van Bokhoven A, Ellingson BM, Harte SE, Kutch JJ, Lai HH, Martucci KT, Moldwin R, Naliboff B, Pontari M, Sutcliffe S, and Landis JR for The MAPP Research Network Study Group. A New Understanding of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain: Findings from the MAPP Research Network. Nature Reviews Urology, In Press.

26. Yani MS, Wondolowski JH, Eckel SP, Kulig K, Fisher BE, Gordon JE, Kutch JJ*. Distributed representation of pelvic floor muscles in human motor cortex. Scientific Reports. 2018;8(1):7213. PDF


25. Smith JA, Albishi A, Babikian S, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch JJ*. The motor cortical representation of a muscle is not homogeneous in brain connectivity. Exp Brain Res. 2017:1-10. PDF

24. Kutch JJ, Ichesco E, Hampson JP, Labus JS, Farmer MA, Martucci KT, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Apkarian AV, Mackey SC, Klumpp DJ, Schaeffer AJ, Rodriguez LV, Kreder KJ, Buchwald D, Andriole GL, Lai HH, Mullins C, Kusek JW, Landis JR, Mayer EA, Clemens JQ, Clauw DJ, Harris RE. Brain signature and functional impact of centralized pain: a multidisciplinary approach to the study of chronic pelvic pain (MAPP) network study. Pain. 2017;158(10):1979-91. PDF Citations

23. Reyes A, Laine CM, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Beta Band Corticomuscular Drive Reflects Muscle Coordination Strategies. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 2017;11(17). PDF Citations

22. Kutch JJ*, Labus JS, Harris RE, Martucci KT, Farmer MA, Fenske S, Fling C, Ichesco E, Peltier S, Petre B, Guo W, Hou X, Stephens AJ, Mullins C, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Apkarian AV, Landis JR, Mayer EA. Resting-state functional connectivity predicts longitudinal pain symptom change in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a MAPP network study. PAIN. 2017;158(6):1069-82. PDF Citations

21. Duff SV, Sargent B, Kutch JJ, Berggren J, Leiby BE, Fetters L. Using Contingent Reinforcement to Augment Muscle Activation After Perinatal Brachial Plexus Injury: A Pilot Study. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics. 2017:1-11. PDF Citations

20. Babikian S, Kanso E, Kutch JJ*. Cortical activity predicts good variation in human motor output. Exp Brain Res. 2017:1-9. PDF Citations


19. Huang L, Kutch JJ, Ellingson BM, Martucci KT, Harris RE, Clauw DJ, Mackey S, Mayer EA, Schaeffer AJ, Apkarian AV, Farmer MA. Brain white matter changes associated with urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome: Multi-site neuroimaging from a MAPP case-control study. PAIN 2016:157 2782–2791.PDF Citations

18. (Invited Commentary) Kutch JJ*, Tu FF Altered brain connectivity in dysmenorrhea: pain modulation and the motor cortex. PAIN 2016;157:5-6. PDF Citations


17. Rana M, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Fisher BE, Kutch JJ*. Brain Connectivity Associated with Muscle Synergies in Humans. The Journal of Neuroscience 2015;35(44):14708-14716. PDF Citations

16. Woodworth D, Mayer E, Leu K, Ashe-McNalley C, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Tillisch K, Kutch JJ, Farmer MA, Apkarian AV, Johnson KA, Mackey SC, Ness TJ, Landis JR, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Clauw DJ, Mullins C, Ellingson BM, Network MR. Unique Microstructural Changes in the Brain Associated with Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (UCPPS) Revealed by Diffusion Tensor MRI, Super-Resolution Track Density Imaging, and Statistical Parameter Mapping: A MAPP Network Neuroimaging Study. PLoS ONE 2015;10(10):e0140250. PDF Citations

15. Kutch JJ*, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Kirages DJ, Rana M, Cosand L, Labus JS, Kilpatrick LA, Ashe-McNalley C, Farmer MA, Johnson KA, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Apkarian AV, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC, Mullins C, Mayer EA (2015) ''Altered resting state neuromotor connectivity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A MAPP Research Network Neuroimaging Study''. NeuroImage: Clinical 8:493-502. PDF Citations

14.Roll SC, Rana M, Sigward SM, Yani MS, Kirages DJ, Kutch JJ (2015) "Reliability of Superficial Male Pelvic Floor Structural Measurements Using Linear-Array Transperineal Sonography". Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 41:610-617. PDF Citations


13.Asavasopon S, Rana M, Kirages DJ, Yani MS, Fisher BE, Hwang DH, Lohman EB, Berk LS, Kutch JJ* "Cortical activation associated with muscle synergies of the human male pelvic floor", The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(41): 13811-13818, 2014. PDF Citations

12.Kilpatrick LA, Kutch JJ, Tillisch K, Naliboff BD, Labus JS, Jiang Z, Farmer MA, Apkarian AV, Mackey S, Martucci KT, Clauw DJ, Harris RE, Deutsch G, Ness TJ, Yang CC, Maravilla K, Mullins C, Mayer EA "Alterations in Resting State Oscillations and Connectivity in Sensory and Motor Networks in Women with Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome". The Journal of Urology 192: 947-955, 2014. PDF Citations


11.Dayanidhi S, Kutch JJ, and Valero-Cuevas FJ. "Decrease in Muscle Contraction Time Complements Neural Maturation in the Development of Dynamic Manipulation". The Journal of Neuroscience 33: 15050-15055, 2013. PDF Citations

10.Roll SC, and Kutch JJ. "Transperineal Sonography Evaluation of Muscles and Vascularity in the Male Pelvic Floor". Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 29: 3-10, 2013. PDF Citations


9.Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ, "Challenges and new approaches to proving the existence of muscle synergies of neural origin", PLoS Comput Biol 8: e1002434, 2012. PDF Citations

8.Inouye JM, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. "A Novel Synthesis of Computational Approaches Enables Optimization of Grasp Quality of Tendon-Driven Hands". IEEE Transactions on Robotics, PP(99): 1-9, 2012. PDF Citations


7.Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ, "Muscle redundancy does not imply robustness to muscle dysfunction", Journal of Biomechanics, 44:1264-1270, 2011. PDF Citations


6.Kutch JJ*, Kuo AD, Rymer WZ, "Extraction of individual muscle mechanical action from endpoint force". Journal of Neurophysiology 103: 3535-3546, 2010. PDF Citations

5.Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ, "Computational Hypothesis Testing for Neuromuscular Systems", 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31-September 4 2010.


4.(All authors contributed equally), Valero-Cuevas FJ, Homann H, Kurse MU, Kutch JJ, Theodorou EA, "Computational models for neuromuscular function" (Invited review), IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2:110-135, 2009. PDF Citations


3.Kutch JJ*, Kuo AD, Bloch AM, Rymer WZ "Endpoint force fluctuations reveal fexible rather than synergistic patterns of muscle cooperation". Journal of Neurophysiology 100: 2455-2471, 2008. PDF Citations


2.Kutch JJ*, Suresh NL, Bloch AM, Rymer WZ, "Analysis of firing rate and synchronization on spike-triggered averaging of multidirectional motor unit torque", Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 22(3): 347-361, 2007. PDF Citations


1.Kutch JJ, Buchanan TS, "Human elbow joint torque is linearly encoded in electromyograhpic signals from multiple muscles", Neuroscience Letters, 311(2): 97-100, 2001. PDF Citations