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 Deebs!

Stephen ‘Deebs’ 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...

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...

Lab travels to Ft. Lauderdale for ISPGR conference

In June some lab members attended the bi-annual International Society of Gait and Posture conference to show off some of their recent work at the Westin Resort in Ft. Lauderdale. A total of 5 posters presented, tons of exciting presentations attended, 1 best presentation award received, and a bit...

Welcome David Grenet, new CoBaL post-doc

David joined us in Delaware after completing his PhD at UNSW Sydney. Coming from a background in engineering, he developed an interest in sensory physiology which led to his doctoral work on sensory contributions to spatial orientation. David is excited about applying this knowledge to investigate...

Welcome Mariana

Mariana is an International PhD student in Health Science with funding from the Brazilian Government (CAPES). She received her BS and MS in Kinesiology from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Her main research interests are in the field of motor control. Mariana has been studying how the...

Welcome Jaclyn Caccese new CoBaL post doc

Jaclyn Caccese joins the CoBaL lab as a post doctoral fellow this month. Jaclyn completed her PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science at the University of Delaware, where she studied head impact biomechanics for, and is now focusing on how mild head impact affects balance control during walking....

CoBal Team! 6 Publications in 6 Months

Congratulations to our hardworking team!  6 publications in 6 months… Article: A central processing sensory deficit with Parkinson’s disease Sungjae Hwang · Peter Agada · Stephen Grill · Tim Kiemel · John J. Jeka Apr 2016 · Experimental Brain Research   Article: Identification of the...