After having spent his entire life on the east coast, Dr. Karduna accepted a faculty position at the University of Oregon in 2002. Originally from New York, he did his undergraduate work at MIT receiving a BS in mechanical engineering. For graduate studies, he earned his MS from Johns Hopkins and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in biomedical engineering.
From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Karduna served as a faculty member in the department of rehabilitation sciences at MCP Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia. His main research interest is in the area of upper extremity biomechanics, with an emphasis on kinematics, EMG analysis, proprioception and occupational disorders.