Ridhi Sahani, PhD

Ridhi Sahani, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

About Me

Ridhi is a post-doctoral fellow in the Pathophysiology and Rehabilitation of Neural Dysfunction program. She earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia, where she examined the role of collagen organization on diaphragm muscle weakening during Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Ridhi is motivated to improve the understanding and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. She is particularly fascinated by the structure and function of skeletal muscle and its surrounding extracellular matrix. She utilizes experimental and computational modeling approaches to investigate questions at the interface of mechanics and physiology.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2018 - 2023
    University of Virginia, PhD
    2014 - 2018
    Bucknell University, BS


  • American Society of Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Muscle
  • Neuromuscular disorders

Neuromuscular Control Lab

Neuromuscular Control Lab

Our lab is focused on the mechanisms underlying the multijoint control of movement and posture in able-bodied individuals and in individuals with neuromotor pathologies. Specifically, we are interested in understanding the relative contributions of intrinsic muscle properties, limb geometry and neural activation in the control of whole limb function.

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