Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Research Seminar Series

Posted By Rick Lieber


Mondays: 12:00PM - 1:00PM




10 Weekly Sessions

Winter Quarter 2023: on Mondays, January 9 – March 13, 12pm – 1pm


The winter 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 Lauren Steiner (

Jan 9 -- Monica Perez, PhD
Scientific Chair, Arms + Hands Lab
Professor, Dept. of PM&R, Northwestern University
Are we optimizing our rehabilitative therapies enough?

Jan 16 -- No Scheduled Seminar

Jan 23-- Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP and Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Biomarkers of TBI & concussion: Emerging evidence & path to clinical translation

Jan 30 -- Daniel L Schacter, PhD
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Contributions of episodic retrieval to imagination, problem solving, and creativity

Feb 6 -- Maria Knikou, PT, MBA, PhD
Professor of Neurosciences & Rehabilitation
Deputy Chair of Research and Faculty Development
Director of the Klab4Recovery Research Program
Transspinal stimulation for neuromodulation and neurorecovery

Feb 13 -- Randy Buckner, PhD
Sosland Family Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience
Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
Large-scale network organization in the human brain

Feb 20 -- Fyodor Urnov, PhD
Scientific director of the Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley
Traumatic brain injury models studied by CRISPR”

Feb 27 -- Ralph Adolphs, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Biology
Chair, Institutional Review Board
California Institute of Technology
Editor-in-Chief, Affective Science
Functional reorganization: insights from patients with hemispherectomy and agenesis of the corpus

Mar 6 -- Lisa Ottomanelli Slone, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics
Employment among veterans with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury: interventions and
outcomes in VA rehabilitation

Mar 13 -- Shira Cohen-Zimerman, PhD
Associate Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Research Assistant Professor of PM&R, Northwestern University
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation: a potential approach for cognitive rehabilitation


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