Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Research Seminar Series

Posted By Rick Lieber


Mondays: 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Sky Lobby Auditorium, 10th floor, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Weekly in 10-week Sessions

2019 Spring Session Runs from April 1 - June 10

2019 Spring Seminar Schedule



April 1
Sabah Kadri, PhD
Director of Bioinformatics and Assistant Professor of Pathology, Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
Next generation sequencing: power and challenges in clinical testing.

April 8
Gokhan Dalgin, PhD
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, The University of Chicago, IL.
Human brain organoids a tool to understand neurological disorders.

April 15
Ming Chan, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alberta, Canada.
Electrical Stimulation to Enhance Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: from Bench to Bedside.

April 22
Mary Barbe, PhD
Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Director of MicroCT Core and Imaging Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Effectiveness of several conservative and nonconservative treatments for reducing fibrosis in an operant rat model of work (chronic repetitive reaching and pulling).

April 29
Roger O. Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow
Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology, College of Health Sciences, Director, Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability (R2D2) Center, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
How Smart is Smart?: Leveraging Technology for People with Disabilities.

May 6
No seminar

May 13
Gretchen Meyer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Program in Physical Therapy and Departments of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Fat-muscle signaling: the good, the bad and the beige.

May 20
Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, Integrated Fellowship in Health Services & Outcomes Research, Center for Education in Health Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Multiple Sclerosis in Disadvantaged Populations.

May 27
No seminar (Memorial Day).

June 3
Carola Salvi, PhD
Scientist in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab, Postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Loyola University of Chicago and at the Psychiatry Department of Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
What happens in our brain when we have an Aha! moment? Insights on how to have more insights.

June 10
Caitlyn Seim, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Wearable VIbrotactile Stimulation: Mobile Devices to Apply Mechanical Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation

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