NMPT Trainees

Former NMPT trainee Aaron Morton (left) discussing with Kanika Bansal.

The Neuromuscular Plasticity Training program (NMPT) is specifically designed to provide pre-doctoral trainees with the foundation and skills needed to become independent investigators and future leaders in rehabilitation.

 

 

 

 

Trainee

Name, Degree, & Mentor

Current Position & Employer

Training Grant Support and Future Honors/Awards

Katie ButeraKatie Butera, Earning PhD
Mentored by Dr. Steven George and Dr. Emily Fox
Current PhD Student
Rehabilitation Science
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2018-Present
Latoya AllenLatoya Allen, Earning
PhD
Mentored by Dr. Gordon Mitchell
Current PhD Student
Neuroscience
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2016-Present
Rachel NosackaRachel Nosacka, Earning PhD
Mentored by Dr. Andrew Judge
Current PhD Student
Cancer Biology
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2018-2019
Kelly HawkinsKelly Hawkins, Earning PhD
Mentored by Dr. Emily Fox
Current PhD Student
Rehabilitation Science
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2017-2019
Chandler CallawayChandler Callaway, Earning PhD
Mentored by Dr. Andrew Judge
Current PhD Student
Cancer Biology
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2018-2019
Michael SunshineMichael Sunshine, Earning PhD
Mentored by Dr. David Fuller
Current PhD Student
Rehabilitation Science
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2016-2019
Alison BarnardAlison Barnard, PhD 2018
Mentored by Dr. Glenn Walter and Dr. Krista Vandenborne
Postdoctoral Associate
Physiology & Functional Genomics
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2015-2018
Christopher LackoChristopher Lacko, PhD 2018
Mentored by Dr. Christine Schmidt
Postdoctoral Associate
Ethicon, Inc.
T32 HD043730, 2014-2017
Aaron MortonAaron Morton, PhD 2018
Mentored by Dr. Scott Powers
Postdoctoral Associate
Medical Pharmacology
University of Missouri
T32 HD043730, 2016-2018
Lauren TaborLauren Tabor, PhD 2018
Mentored by Dr. Emily Plowman
Research Director
Speech Pathology
Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute
Holy Cross Hospital
T32 HD043730, 2016-2017
Lynne MercierLynne Mercier, PhD 2016
Mentored by Dr. Paul Reier
Assistant Specialist
Anesthesiology
Emory Healthcare
T32 HD043730, 2012-2016
Brittany Lee-McMullenBrittany Lee-McMullen, PhD 2016
Mentored by Dr. Glenn Walter
Postdoctoral Associate
Genetics
Stanford University
T32 HD043730, 2014-2016
Peter Justin RossiJustin Rossi, PhD 2016, MD 2018
Mentored by Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Aysegul Gunduz
Resident
Psychiatry
UC San Francisco
T32 HD043730, 2014-2016
Phillip DoerflerPhillip Doerfler, PhD 2015
Mentored by Dr. Barry Byrne
Postdoctoral Associate
Hematology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
T32 HD043730, 2014-2016
Adam BeharryAdam Beharry, PhD 2015
Mentored by Dr. Andrew Judge
Athlete Biological Passport Manager
United States Anti-Doping Agency
T32 HD043730, 2011-2015
Rogelio CoronadoRogelio Coronado, PhD 2014
Mentored by Dr. Steven George
Research Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt University
T32 HD043730, 2012-2014
Meryl AlappattuMeryl Alappattu, PhD 2014
Mentored by Dr. Mark Bishop
Research Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2011-2013
HD K12/Scholar/2015
Nicholas MalingNicholas Maling, PhD 2013
Mentored by Dr. Michael Okun
Scientist
Deep Brain Stimulation
Boston Scientific
T32 HD043730, 2012-2013
Virginia LittleVirginia Little, PhD 2013
Mentored by Dr. Carolynn Patten
Postdoctoral Associate
Physical Therapy
University of Florida & Shands Hospital
T32 HD043730, 2010-2013
Elisa Gonzalez-RothiElisa Gonzalez-Rothi, PhD 2013
Mentored by Dr. David Fuller
Research Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2009-2012
Sarah JudgeSarah Judge, PhD 2012
Mentored by Dr. Andrew Judge
Assistant Scientist
Physical Therapy
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2010-2012
Luther GillLuther Gill, PhD 2012
Mentored by Dr. David Fuller
Assistant Professor
Allied Health Professions
Louisiana State University
T32 HD043730, 2008-2011
Ashley SmuderAshley Smuder, PhD 2012
Mentored by Dr. Scott Powers
Assistant Professor
Exercise Science
University of South Carolina
T32 HD043730, 2010-2012
Jason BeneciukJason Beneciuk, PhD 2011
Mentored by Dr. Steven George
Research Assistant Professor
Brooks Rehabilitation Institute & the University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2008-2011
Brendan DoughertyBrendan Dougherty, PhD 2011
Mentored by Dr. David Fuller
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
T32 HD043730, 2007-2010
Nathan BryantNathan Bryant, PhD 2010
Mentored by Dr. Glenn Walter
Scientific Literature Analyst
Alkermes, Inc.
T32 HD043730, 2006-2009
Kristin DayKristin Day, PhD 2010
Mentored by Dr. Andrea Behrman
Adjunct Professor
Physical Therapy
Arcadia University
T32 HD043730, 2007-2009
Barbara Smith Barbara Smith, PhD 2010
Mentored by Dr. Anatole Martin
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2008-2010
Joel BialoskyJoel Bialosky, PhD 2008
Mentored by Dr. Steven George
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Therapy
University of Florida
T32 HD043730, 2006-2008
Melissa WhiddenMelissa Whidden, PhD 2008
Mentored by Dr. Scott Powers
Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
West Chester University
T32 HD043730, 2006-2008
Sarah MillerSarah Miller, PhD 2007
Mentored by Dr. Paul Davenport
Associate Professor
Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina
T32 HD043730, 2006-2007
Darin FalkDarin Falk, PhD 2007
Mentored by Dr. Scott Powers
Program Director
Lacerta Therapeutics
T32 HD043730, 2004-2006
Noah WaltonNoah Walton, PhD 2006
Mentored by Dr. Dennis Steindler
Senior Principal Scientist
Astellas Pharma US
T32 HD043730, 2004-2006
Michelle WoodburyMichelle Woodbury, PhD 2006
Mentored by Dr. Lori Richards
Associate Professor
Health Sciences & Research
Medical University of South Carolina
T32 HD043730, 2004-2006
Lara DeruisseauLara Deruisseau, PhD 2006
Mentored by Dr. Barry Byrne
Associate Professor
Biology
LeMoyne College
T32 HD043730, 2005-2006
Nicole TesterNicole Tester, PhD 2006
Mentored by Dr. Dena Howland
Occupational Therapist
Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
University of Florida & Shands Hospital
T32 HD043730, 2004-2005