Ming Wu, PhD

Ming Wu, PhD

Research Scientist, Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, UIC
Adjunct Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NU
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About Me

Dr. Ming Wu is a Research Scientist of the SRAlab, an Associate Professor of the Department of Bioengineering of UIC, and adjunctive Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NU. His research interest has been focusing on improving walking function and balance of patients post stroke, spinal cord injury, and children with cerebral palsy using robotic intervention. He has collaborated with clinical physicians at SRAlab and is currently working on two NIH funded projects.
 

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1985 - 1989
    Mechanical Engineering (Hydraulic Machine), Gansu University of Technology, China
    1993 - 1996
    Mechanical Engineering (Rehabilitation Engineering), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    1999 - 2003
    Mechanical Engineering (Human Biodynamic), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Fellowship

    Credential

    2003 - 2006
    Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Honors & Awards

  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2011
  • Switzer Distinguished Research Fellowship
    NIDRR, 2005
  • Individual Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    Paralyzed Veteran of America, 2005
  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2005
  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2006
  • First class scholarship of Tsinghua University
    Tsinghua University, 2002
  • Best Paper Award
    Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Engineering, 2001
  • Excellent Student Award of Beijing City
    Beijing City, 2001
  • 12.9 Assistant Award of Tsinghua University
    Tsinghua University, 2001
  • First class scholarship of Tsinghua University
    Tsinghua University, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • Member
    Society of Neuroscience, 2004
  • Member
    American Society of Biomechanics, 2004
  • Member
    Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2001

Research Interests

  • Neuromodulation for lower limb recovery after stroke, spinal cord injury, and with cerebral palsy
  • Development of novel robotic gait training systems and paradigms

Grants

  • Neuromuscular mechanisms of specific trunk interventions in children with cerebral palsy
    NIH/NINDS, 1R01NS115487, 2020 - 2025
  • Improve dynamic lateral balance of humans with SCI
    NIH/NICHD, R01HD083314
    , 2016 - 2021
  • Constraint induced movement therapy for walking in individuals post stroke
    NIH/NICHD, R01HD082216 , 2015 - 2020
  • Robotic pelvis manipulation improves dynamic balance and walking in children with cerebral palsy
    Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, R-812-13 , 2013 - 2015
  • Robotic Gait Training Improves Locomotor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy
    NIH/NICHD, R21HD066261, 2011 - 2013
  • Locomotor Adaptation in Individuals Post-Stroke
    NIH/NICHD, R21HD058267, 2009 - 2012
  • Enhanced locomotor recovery in human SCI through motor adaptation
    The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, #124890, 2009 - 2012
  • Locomotor adaptation in human spinal cord injury
    2552, Paralyzed Veteran of American Research Foundation, 2008 - 2010
  • Improved Locomotion in Human SCI through Altered Afferents Feedback
    Paralyzed Veteran of American Research Foundation, 2447, 2006 - 2008
  • Improved Locomotion of Human SCI through Sartorius Afferents
    NIDRR, H133F050031, 2005 - 2006

Laboratory of Engineering for Gait Science (LEGs)

We study the underlying neuralplasticity mechanisms of improved walking function after robotic-assisted locomotor training for patients with neurological injury.

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