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V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD Symposium

Start Time

Fri, Oct, 18 2019 - 12:00PM

End Time

Fri, Oct, 18 2019 - 5:00PM

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Our friend and colleague Dr. Reggie Edgerton has published ~500 papers over the course of his career on a variety of topics including muscle fiber types, muscle design & plasticity and spinal cord injury & rehabilitation — to name a few.

Join us in celebrating our esteemed colleague on October 18th from 12 PM to 5 PM at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The afternoon will be filled with presentations from several Keynote speakers and Dr. Edgerton himself, followed by a complimentary happy hour!

Please RSVP by emailing 

Draft Agenda (Titles TBD)


12:00 p.m.
Check- in

12:30 p.m.
Rick Lieber
“Muscle Architecture, Specific Tension and Fish Swimming.”

1:00 p.m.
Phil Gardiner
“Motor units and other “take-homes” from the lab of Reggie Edgerton”   

1:30 p.m.
Richard Nichols
“Regulation of Force Feedback After Spinal Cord Injury”  

2:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.
Susan Harkema and Yury Gerasimenko
“The imprint of the Russian-American dynamic duo on Reggie’s career” 

3:00 p.m.
Gregoire Courtine
“The spinal cord is part of the brain, not its servant.”

3:30 p.m.
Sten Grillner
“From the spring of 1975 and onward – the rewarding journey with Reggie”

4:00 p.m.
Reggie Edgerton

An optional tour of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will be offered at 5:15 pm .

Please join us for a cocktail hour immediately following the symposium.



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