LocoLab ResearchersThe focus of the work in this UAB stroke research lab is directed toward the understanding of neuromusculoskeletal control during active movement in individuals post-stroke. In particular, studies seek to understand the control mechanisms underlying locomotor behavior in individuals with post-stroke hemiplegia.
Current projects with post-stroke populations involve examination of spinal reflex modulation during locomotion, the study of motor adaptation to specific biomechanical constraints, and the development of a new framework for identifying specific locomotor impairments that result in walking dysfunction.
Past and current funding include: The Foundation of Physical Therapy, Veteran’s Association, The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, The American Heart Association, The National Science Foundation and The National Institutes of Health.
RESEARCHERSDavid A. Brown, Ph.D., PT
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Program Director, Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences Program
Christopher Hurt, Ph.D.
Christopher Mullens, BS Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. candidate, Neuroscience (Northwestern University)
Deanna Rumble, MS Psychology
Ph.D. candidate (UAB)
Sarah Graham, MA Rehabilitation Science
Ph.D. student (UAB)
READ MORE: Published work of LocoLab researchers
LAB COORDINATORCharlotte Mae Waits, MS Biomedical Engineering
OTHER PERSONNELJohn Lowman, Ph.D., PT
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Jerome Higgs, Ph.D., DPT
Angela Thornton, Ph.D.
RECENT ALUMNICarmen Capo-Lugo, Ph.D., PT
Jing Nong Liang, Ph.D., PT