Congrats to our new PhD. Tyler!

On the first week of April 2019, Tyler Feltrow has successfully defended his dissertation. His dissertation title was “Control of balance during locomotion” and the goal of his research was to provide a basic understanding of how the healthy human nervous system regulates balance to...

Congrats to our new Ph.D. Fernando!

On the last week of March 2019, Fernando Vanderlinde dos Santos has successfully defended his dissertation titled “The Effect of Repetitive Head impacts on Sensory Reweighting and Human Balance”.  The purpose of his experiment was to gain an understanding of how prolonged repetitive...

Welcome Maelyn!

Maelyn is a current graduate student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program. Maelyn received her B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in biomechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. Previous experience includes building D.I.Y medical devices for those in the local...

Computational Neuroscience Grant Awarded

Dr. Jeka has been awarded a Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) grant from the National Science Foundation. Funded jointly with Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the grant involves collaborative work with Dr. Gregor Schoener (Ruhr University, Bochum,...

Welcome Felipe!

Felipe is a PhD student at the Biomechanics and Movement Science program. He was born and raised in Brazil, where he graduated in Physical Therapy at Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP). He specialized in osteopathy at Escuela de Osteopatia de Madrid, Spain. Felipe owned and led three...

Welcome Stephen!

Stephen is a current graduate student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program. Stephen received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in biomechanics and human performance from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Previous work has spanned from medical device design of...

Lab travels to Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego

Six lab members traveled to San Diego to visit the Society for Neuroscience conference. Fernando and Jaclyn presented their work on effects on sub-concussive head impacts, Tyler and Hendrik talked about integration of different balance mechanisms during walking, and David showed pilot work on how...

Publication: Neural Control of Balance during Walking

Do you walk like a robot from the 90s? No? Then you better don’t stop in mid-step, or you’ll fall. Humans are inherently unstable when walking, our brains have to constantly fine-tune our gait patterns to maintain upright balance, based on sensory information. We have started to...

Welcome Ian

Ian Sotnek joined the CoBaL lab as a PhD student this summer after completing his Ms in Exercise Science at Merrimack College. During his master’s studies, he examined the dose-response relationship between strength and balance specific training for mobility-limited older adults and measures...