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Current Students

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Pedram Ahmadnezhad, M.S.

Academic background: physical therapy, rehabilitation science with concentration in exercise physiology and neurorehabilitation.
Professional background: physical therapist working in clinics, senior center, and hospital setting.
Research interests: neurodegenerative disorders, virtual reality driving simulation, pupillometry, electroencephalogram, Alzheimer's disease, and rehabilitation.
Mentor: Hannes Devos, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Laboratory for Advanced Rehabilitation Research in Simulation (LARRS)

Batool Alkhamis

Batool Alkhamis, M.S.

Academic background: physical therapy, rehabilitation sciences with concentration in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Professional background: lecturer at King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.
Research interests: musculoskeletal disorders.
Mentor: Wen Liu, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

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Karen J. Bock, MPT

Academic background: physical therapy, biology.
Professional background: acute care and outpatient physical therapy, clinical education.
Research interests: lymphedema in breast cancer survivors and effects of sleep.
Mentor: Catherine Siengsukon, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Sleep, Health, and Wellness Laboratory

Jessica Lemus

Jessica Lemus

Academic background: exercise science, physical therapy.
Professional background: student research assistant.
Research interests: neurodegenerative diseases.

Rebecca Ludwig

Rebecca Ludwig, OTR/L

Academic background: rehabilitative science, occupational therapy.
Professional background: occupational therapist working in acute care hospital setting.
Research interests: sleep, concussion, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), social determinants of health, quality of life.
Mentor: Catherine Siengsukon, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Sleep, Health, and Wellness Laboratory

Sakher Obaidat

Sakher Obaidat

Academic background: physical therapy.
Professional background: physical therapy lab instructor, clinical supervisor, and research assistant at Jordan University of Science and Technology (2007-2015).
Research interests: neurological disorders, rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation.
Mentor: Wen Liu, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

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Taylor Rees, DPT, PT

Academic background: physical therapy, kinesiology.
Professional background: physical therapist in outpatient orthopedic settings.
Research interests: orthopedics and physical therapy education.

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Maryam Sadeghi, M.S.

Academic background: electronic engineering, applied exercise physiology.
Professional background: instructor at Islamic Azad University, Iran.
Research interests: neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive and physical rehabilitation by using virtual reality and simulation.
Mentor: Hannes Devos, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Laboratory for Advanced Rehabilitation Research in Simulation

Alicen Whitaker

Alicen Whitaker, DPT, PT

Academic background: physical therapy, exercise science.
Professional background: physical therapist in acute. inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing unit.
Research interests: cerebrovascular health during exercise in individuals with stroke.
Mentor: Sandra Billinger, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Laboratory

Derong Yang

Derong Yang, M.S.

Academic background: biomedical engineering, medical imaging.
Research interests: computer vision in rehabilitation science.
Mentor: Wen Liu, Ph.D.
Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Last modified: Apr 03, 2021
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