Current Students

Mayis Aldughmi

Mayis Aldughmi

Academic Background: Physical therapy
Professional Background: Physical therapist specialized in orthopedic and neurologic injuries
Research Interests: Sleep, fatigue, and cognition in neurologic diseases, specifically multiple sclerosis
Mentor: Catherine F. Siengsukon, PT, PhD
Laboratory: Brain Behavior Laboratory

Shaima A. Alothman

Shaima A. Alothman, MS

Academic Background: Physical therapy, biomedical science
Professional Background: Physical therapist
Research Interests: Neurorehabilitation, neuropathic pain
Mentor: Patricia M. Kluding, PT, PhD
Laboratory: Health Exercise and Aging Laboratory (HEAL)

Abdulfattah Alqahtani

Abdulfattah Alqahtani, MS

Academic Background: Physical therapy, rehabilitation science
Professional Background: Physiotherapist, rehabilitation research, teaching assistant at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Research Interests: Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Bryan M. Bond

Bryan M. Bond, MS

Academic Background: Kinesiology, biomechanics
Professional Background: Chiropractic physician, instructor of physical therapy at St. Mary University, Leavenworth, Kan.
Research Interests: Spine manipulation, biomechanics
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Viswa Gangeddula

Viswa Gangeddula, MS (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: Physiotherapy, exercise and health sciences, rehabilitation science
Professional Background: Physical therapist
Research Interests: Knee joint instability and secondary knee osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

David Heller

David Heller, MS

Academic Background: Physics; health, sport, and exercise science
Professional Background: Instructor of exercise and sports science at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.
Research Interests: Outcomes-based research, higher education, the role of variability in stability
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Fahed Mehyar

Fahed Mehyar

Academic Background: Physical therapy
Professional Background: Physical therapist
Research Interests: Manual therapy, ultrasound imaging for muscles
Mentor: Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT
Laboratory: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research (CORR) Laboratory

Sanghee Moon

Sanghee Moon (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: Physical therapy, biology
Research Interests: Neurodegenerative disorders
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Sonia Rawal

Sonia Rawal, MPT

Academic Background: Physical therapy
Professional Background: Physical therapist, lecturer at Chittransh Physical Therapy School, India
Research Interests: Cryopreservation of pancreatic islets, testing drugs for diabetes, preventing immune-rejection after islet transplantation
Mentor: Lisa A. Stehno-Bittel, PT, PhD
Laboratory: Diabetes Research Laboratory

Jason-Flor Sisante

Jason-Flor Sisante, MS (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: Psychology, basic health sciences
Research Interests: Cerebrovascular health, exercise, and cognition
Mentor: Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA
Laboratory: Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Laboratory

Abdalghani Yahya

Abdalghani Yahya, DPT (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: Physical therapy
Professional Background: Physical therapist
Research Interests: Diabetic neuropathy, spasticity and stroke survivors, higher education

Last modified: May 21, 2016

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Ming Xu, graduate of KU's rehabilitation science program, is a postdoc at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His work with aging mice is being recognized for its exciting possibilities. Mentored by WenFang Wang and Hao Zhu, Ming graduated in 2011.

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