Keck School of Medicine of USC

Rodrigo Villalta

Rodrigo Villalta

Lab Manager
Department of Emergency Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Contact: | Office: 323.442.4846
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» B.S. Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles 2015.

Current Position and Research

Rodrigo Villalta manages the Biomechanics Injury Research (BIR) Lab at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. As an undergraduate, he helped design and develop an experimental drop tower to study rotational head and neck dynamics for the Head Protection Research Lab (HPRL) at California State University of Los Angeles. Through his work at the HPRL he was introduced to Dr. Bir and joined the BIR Lab shortly after graduating in July 2015.

Prior to his position at USC, Rodrigo worked at Performance Forge Inc. with Engineering and Manufacturing, in Montebello, CA, where he created CAD models of tooling for the automotive and aerospace industry and helped manage plant production operations.