Chen Yang, PhD

Chen Yang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

About Me

Chen Yang, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) and Northwestern University. He received his PhD degree in Kinesiology at McGill University in 2021, with a focus on biomechanics. His PhD research investigated human body adaptations to muscle fatigue from the perspectives of inter-segmental coordination, variability, and electromyography. Currently, his research at the Max Näder Lab is about using spinal cord stimulation combined with gait training to help stroke survivors improve functional gait.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2016 - 2021
    PhD in Kinesiology, McGill University
    2013 - 2016
    Master of Science in Kinesiology, Shanghai University of Sport

Honors & Awards

  • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) PhD Training Award
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Great Montreal (CRIR) Doctoral Bursary Program
  • Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Trainee Award

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics, Gait analysis, EMG

Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research

We develop and execute industry-sponsored research in prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics, and adaptive technologies.

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