Current Students

Mayis Aldughmi

Mayis Aldughmi

Academic Background: Bachelor in Physical Therapy
Professional Background: physical therapist specilized in orthopedic and neorologic 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

Academic Background: B.S., Physical Therapy; M.S., 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

Academic Background: Bachelor in Physical Therapy; Master in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Professional Background: physiotherapist; rehabilitation research; teaching assistant at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Research Interests: cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
Mentor: Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA
Laboratory: Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Laboratory

Bryan M. Bond

Bryan M. Bond

Academic Background: B.S., Kinesiology; MS (c.) Biomechanics
Professional Background: licensed chiropractic physician; instructor of physical therapy at St. Mary University, Leavenworth, KS
Research Interests: spine manipulation; biomechanics
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Linda Denney

Linda Denney

Academic Background: B.S., Physical Therapy; Master of Applied Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy
Professional Background: physical therapist; clinical Instructor at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. (Faculty bio)
Research Interests: knee instability (specifically, total knee arthroplasty and anterior cruciate ligament injury)
Mentor: Lorin Maletsky, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Experimental Joint Biomechanics Research Laboratory, KU School of Engineering

Linda D'Silva

Linda D'Silva

Academic Background: Master in Physical Therapy
Professional Background: physical therapist; certified in vestibular rehabilitation; cervicogenic vertigo certification
Research Interests: neurology; vestibular dysfunction
Mentor: Patricia M. Kluding, PT, PhD
Laboratory: Health Exercise and Aging Laboratory (HEAL)

Viswa Gangeddula

Viswa Gangeddula (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: Bachelor of Physiotherapy; Post Graduate Diploma, Exercise and Health Sciences; M.Sc., Rehabilitation Science
Professional Background: physical therapist
Research Interests: knee joint biomechanics; anterior cruciate ligament injuries; low back pain
Mentor: Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT
Laboratory: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research (CORR) Laboratory

Sevana Haghverdian

Sevana Haghverdian (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: B. Sc., Physical Education; M. Sc., Corrective Exercises and Sport Injuries
Professional Background: fitness and exercise expert
Research Interests: spine misalignment; exercise intervention in chronic spine conditions; pain management in chronic low back pain
Mentor: Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT
Laboratory: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research (CORR) Laboratory

David Heller

David Heller

Academic Background: B.S., Physics; M.S.Ed., 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

Tarang K. Jain

Tarang K. Jain (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: Bachelor of Physiotherapy; Doctor of Physical Therapy
Professional Background: physical therapist; Health Professions Educator Certificate; Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA); Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)
Research Interests: clinical biomechanics; neuromuscular control and motor learning in neurological disorders; outcomes based research; higher education
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Angela Lentz

Angela Lentz

Academic Background: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Professional Background: physical therapist

Zaid Mansour

Zaid Mansour

Academic Background: B. Sc., Physical Therapy; M. Sc., Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Professional Background: physical therapist; musculoskeletal therapist
Research Interests: low back pain; brain imaging; manual therapy
Mentor: Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT
Laboratory: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research (CORR) Laboratory

Anna E. Mattlage

Anna E. Mattlage (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: B.S., Exercise Science; Pre-Medicine
Professional Background: Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)
Research Interests: effects of exercise on biomarkers in patients with stroke
Mentor: Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA
Laboratory: Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Laboratory

Fahed Mehyar

Fahed Mehyar

Academic Background: B.Sc. of 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: B.S., Physical Therapy; B.S., Biology
Research Interests: neurodegenerative disorders
Mentor: Wen Liu, PhD
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Sonia Rawal

Sonia Rawal

Academic Background: Bachelor of Physical Therapy; Master of 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

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Academic Background: Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Professional Background: physical therapist
Research Interests: neurodegenerative disorders; biomechanics and gait disorders
Mentor: Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT
Laboratory: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research (CORR) Laboratory

Jason-Flor Sisante

Jason-Flor Sisante (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: B.S. (Hon), Psychlogy; M.S., 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

Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor

Academic Background: B.A., Exercise Physiology; M.Ed., Exercise Physiology
Professional Background: educator; exercise physiologist; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; Certified Personal Trainer
Research Interests: neuroprotective effects of exercise; traumatic brain injury
Mentor: Nancy E. J. Berman, PhD
Laboratory: Berman's Lab, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, KU School of Medicine

Abdalghani Yahya

Abdalghani Yahya (LinkedIn profile)

Academic Background: Master of Physical Therapy; Doctor of Physical Therapy
Professional Background: physical therapist
Research Interests: diabetic neuropathy; spasticity and stroke survivors; higher education

Last modified: Jun 13, 2014

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