Faculty Mentors- NMPT

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

David Vaillancourt, PhD

Motor control, motor disorders, neurological disorders, brain structure and function

David Vaillancourt

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Elisabeth Barton, PhD

Muscle plasticity, Muscular Dystrophy, IGF-1 for muscle therapeutics

Elisabeth Barton

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Leonardo Ferreira

Circadian rhythms, muscle biology, molecular blocks, muscle health

Leonardo Ferreira

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Rachael Seidler, PhD

Motor control, aging, neuroplasticity and rehabilitation associated with spaceflight

Rachael Seidler

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Scott Powers, PhD

Muscle atrophy and regeneration, mechanical ventilation, oxidative stress and free radicals

Scott Powers

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Christine Schmidt, PhD

Cell based therapies, neural engineering, biomaterials, nerve regeneration, spinal cord injury

Christine Schmidt

Biomedical Engineering

Daniel Ferris, PhD

Cognitive and motor learning, stroke, neurorehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury

Daniel Ferris

Biomedical Engineering

Kevin Otto, PhD

Neural interfaces for treatment in neurological injury and disease, implantable devices, brain-machine interface

Kevin Otto

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Karim Oweiss, PhD

Brain machine interface, neural integration and coordination in sensorimotor systems

Karim Oweiss

Genetics & Genomics

Genetics & Genomics

Barry Byrne, MD-PhD

Muscular dystrophies, Pompe disease, gene transfer and stem cell therapies, pediatric clinical trials

Barry Byrne

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Jennifer Bizon, PhD

Neural plasticity, memory, aging

Jennifer Bizon

Neuroscience

Michael Okun, MD

Movement disorders treatment, brain stimulation effects on cognition, behavior, and mood; basal ganglia

Michael Okun

Neuroscience

Todd Golde, MD-PhD

Therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative disease

Todd Golde

Physiology & Functional Genomics

Physiology & Functional Genomics

Glenn Walter, PhD

Magnetic resonance imaging, muscle damage, stem cell therapies, gene transfer, muscular dystrophies, muscle atrophy and regeneration

Glenn Walter

Physiology & Functional Genomics

Karyn Esser, PhD

Circadian rhythms, muscle biology, molecular blocks, muscle health

Karyn Esser

Rehabilitation Science

Rehabilitation Science

Andrew Judge, PhD

Molecular signaling pathways, mechanisms of skeletal muscle atrophy in aging, cancer and sepsis

Andrew Judge

Rehabilitation Science

Barbara Smith, PhD

Respiratory physiology, respiratory muscle training to improve breathing, muscle atrophy

Barbara Smith

Rehabilitation Science

David Clark, ScD

Aging and neuromuscular control of movement

David Clark

Rehabilitation Science

David Fuller, PhD

Neuroplasticity, spinal cord injury, control of breathing, neurophysiology and respiratory physiology

Dr. David Fuller headshot photo

Rehabilitation Science

Donovan Lott, PhD

Muscle pathology, skeletal muscle damage, neuro-muscular disease, muscular dystrophy, Duchenne Myotonic Dystrophy, exercise, MRI, functional mobility & rehabilitation

Donovan Lott

Rehabilitation Science

Dorian Rose, PhD

Stroke, motor control, rehabilitation, clinical trials

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Rehabilitation Science

Emily Fox, PhD

Spinal cord injury, neuroplasticity, hypoxia based therapies, clinical trials

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Rehabilitation Science

Gordon MItchell, PhD

Neuroplasticity, spinal cord injury, hypoxia-based therapies, neurophysiology and respiratory physiology

Gordon Mitchell

Rehabilitation Science

Krista Vandenborne, PhD

Muscle atrophy regeneration, magnetic resonance imaging, muscular dystrophies, pediatrics, muscle damage

Krista Vandenborne

Rehabilitation Science

Mark Bishop, PhD

Musculoskeletal pain, orthopedic physical therapy, biomechanics, muscle damage

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Rehabilitation Science

Sean Forbes, PhD

Muscular dystrophies, muscle plasticity, clinical trials

Sean Forbes

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Emily Plowman, PhD

Mechanisms of swallowing dysfunction, rehabilitation of dysphagia, ALS, clinical trials

Emily Plowman

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Karen Hegland, PhD

Mechanisms of airway protection, swallowing, cough, rehabilitation

Karen Hegland