Kornelia Kulig, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA, FAAOMPT (Hon), is a Professor and Co-Director of the Jacquelin Perry Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Her research is clinically motivated, theoretically informed, and experimentally tested. She studies human movement and postural control in conditions of seemingly musculoskeletal origin, characterized by frequent recurrence of symptoms. In that clinical model, she studies peripheral and central adaptations to pathology, with the aim to enhance the exploration of the impact of these conditions on locomotion and other functional activities. Taken together, her laboratory aims to refine and continue to test the proposed framework for intervention and prevention of recurrent pain in the low back region and in lower extremity tendons. Her work is extensively published and cited. Educationally, Dr. Kulig was a prominent force behind the development of physical therapy residencies. She mentored several accomplished movement scientists who developed their own strong research programs. She is one of the eight Founding Members of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Her contributions to the physical therapy profession were acknowledged by multiple prestigious awards such as the Hislop Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Literature, the 18th Maley Lectureship, and the 16th Noland Lectureship of the Physical Therapy Association.