NMPT Faculty Mentors

13th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium - mentors with Kavya Kamalamma, a poster winner

T32 Mentors and Dean Michael Perri presenting Kavya Kamalamma, a Rehabilitation Science PhD student, a travel award for the 13th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium.

Mentors

Elizabeth Barton, PhD Professor Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Director, Physiological Assessment Core, Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center
College of Health and Human Performance
Expertise: Muscular dystrophy, skeletal muscle biology
Mark Bishop, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Musculoskeletal pain, rehabilitation, neuroplasticity
Jennifer Bizon, PhD Professor
Department of Neuroscience
College of Medicine
Expertise: Neuroplasticity, aging, neurodegenerative disease
Barry Byrne, MD, PhD Professor & Associate Chair
Department of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Director, Powell Gene Therapy Center
College of Medicine
Expertise: Gene therapy for neuromuscular disorders
David Clark, ScD Assistant Professor; Coordinator – Locomotor Research Initiative
Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
Expertise: Neurologic rehabilitation, biomechanics, stroke
Karyn Esser, PhD Professor
Myology Institute Associate Director for Muscle Biology
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
Expertise: Mechanisms of muscle plasticity
Leonardo Ferreira, PhD Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Performance
Expertise: Muscle biology, heart failure, aging
Daniel Ferris, PhD  Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
Expertise: Human locomotion, gait rehabilitation, and rehabilitation robotics
Sean Forbes, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Muscular dystrophy, imaging, skeletal muscle
Emily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Rehabilitation in spinal cord injury patients
David Fuller, PhD Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Spinal cord injury, neuromuscular diseases neuroplasticity, gene therapy
Todd Golde, MD, PhD Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Director
Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease
College of Medicine
Expertise: Neurodegenerative diseases, gene therapy
Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhD Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injury
Karen Hegland, PhD, CCC-SLP Assistant Professor
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Dysphagia and cough rehabilitation in neuromuscular disease
Russell Hepple, PhD Preeminence Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Aging, muscle atrophy, cachexia, plasticity
Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP Assistant Professor
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Dysphagia rehabilitation in stroke patients
Andrew Judge, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Mechanisms of muscle plasticity, cancer cachexia
Donovan Lott, PT, PhD Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Safety/efficacy of rehabilitation in patients with neuromuscular disease
A. Daniel Martin, PT, FACSM, PhD Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Rehabilitation in the ICU setting, muscle plasticity
Gordon S. Mitchell, PhD Preeminence Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Director, Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Spinal cord neuroplasticity, spinal cord injury, inflammation
Michael Okun, MD Adelaid Lackner Associate Professor
Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuroscience
College of Medicine
Expertise: Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, motor function disorders
Kevin Otto, PhD Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
Expertise: Implantable neural microdevices and neuroprostheses
Karim Oweiss, PhD Preeminence Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expertise: Neural interface design to restore or repair motor function
Emily K. Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP Associate Professor
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Clinical Translational Director
Center for Respiratory Rehabilitation and Research
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Cough and dysphagia rehabilitation in neurodegenerative disease
Scott K. Powers, PhD UAA Endowed Professor and Distinguished Professor
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Performance
Adjunct Professor
Department of Physiology
College of Medicine
Expertise: Mechanisms of skeletal muscle atrophy
Dorian Rose, PT, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Neurologic rehabilitation, stroke, motor control
Christine Schmidt, PhD J. Cratyon Pruitt Family Endowed Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
Expertise: Neuroengineering approaches to nerve/spinal regeneration
Rachael Seidler, PhD Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
College of Human Health and Performance
Expertise: Motor control, neuroplasticity, aging, cognitive contributions to motor skill learning
Barbara Smith, DPT, PhD Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Rehabilitation in the ICU setting
David Vaillancourt, PhD Professor
Departments of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering
Colleges of Health and Human Performance, Medicine, and Engineering
Director, Center for Exercise Science
College of Health and Human Performance
Expertise: Rehabilitation for neurologic movement disorders
Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhD Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Expertise: Muscular dystrophy, MRI, clinical trials
Glenn Walter, PhD Professor
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
College of Medicine
Expertise: Imaging technology, MRI in muscular dystrophy