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...

Dr. Sung-Jae Hwang receives Shriners 2 year postdoc fellowship!

Congratulations to CoBal Post Doc Dr. Sung-Jae Hwang for receiving a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Shriners Foundation to investigate how children with cerebral palsy (CP) process sensory information for the control of balance during walking. Mobility is a primary concern in children...

Dr. Hendrik Reimann recieves DFG 2 year postdoc fellowship award

Congratulations to CoBal Post Doc Dr.Hendrik Reimann for receiving the German Research Foundation (DFG) two-year postdoctoral fellowship award. Dr.Hendrik Reimann investigates mechanisms of balance control during walking. Considering that most falls occur while walking, knowledge of such...

Dr. Jeka presenting at INE Neuro­morphic Cognition Engineering Workshop

Dr. Jeka will be an invited workshop presenter at the 3 week Telluride Neuro­morphic Cognition Engineering Workshop . Over the past 18 years, this research community organized by the Institute for Neuromorphic Engineering (INE), has focused on the understanding of low-level sensory processing and systems infrastructure; efforts are now expanding to apply this knowledge and infrastructure to addressing higher-level problems in perception, cognition, and learning. …