Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Research Seminar Series

Posted By Rick Lieber


Mondays: 12:00PM - 1:00PM




10 Weekly Sessions

Summer Quarter 2022: June 27 - August 29


The summer quarter seminar series will be held in a webinar format only. No in-person viewing rooms are reserved. Zoom webinar links will be shared via weekly announcement emails and calendar invitations. If you would like to be added to the distribution list (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern University, and Affiliates only), please contact Ashley Green (

Jun. 27 -- Randolph J. Nudo, PhD, FAHA, FASNR
University Distinguished Professor
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Marion Merrell Dow Distinguished Professor in Aging, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Can preclinical studies inform the optimal timing of post-stroke rehabilitation?

Jul. 4 -- No Scheduled Seminar

Jul. 11 -- Jacqueline S. Hebert MD, FRCPC
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Associate Research Chair in Clinical Rehabilitation, University of Alberta
Physiologically relevant prosthetic limb movement feedback

Jul. 18 -- Pablo Celnik, MD
Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying motor learning and retention

Jul. 25 -- Rich Severin PT, DPT, PhD, CCS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Clinic Coordinator-Bariatric Rehabilitation
University of Illinois-Chicago
The effects of respiratory muscle performance on clinical outcomes in patients with obesity and how this may apply to COVID-19 rehabilitation

Aug. 1 -- P. Hande Ozdinler, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology Faculty, Les Turner ALS Center
Northwestern University
Improving the health of upper motor neurons in ALS

Aug. 8 -- Samuel Stupp, PhD
Board of Trustees Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Simpson Querrey Institute
Northwestern University
Bioactive scaffolds with enhanced supramolecular motion to promote nerve regeneration

Aug. 15 -- Adam Goodman, PhD
Clinical Professor, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Director, Center for Leadership
Northwestern University
Principles for effective mentoring

Aug. 22 -- Tessa Gordon, PhD
Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
Electrical stimulation to promote peripheral nerve regeneration

Aug. 29 -- David Magnuson, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Friends for Michael Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research
Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville
Are nociceptors our enemies?


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