Seoung Hoon Park, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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About Me

Seoung Hoon Park, Ph.D. is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Legs and Walking Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLAb and in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University. Dr. Park’ research focuses on 1) identifying neuromuscular mechanisms responsible for impaired motor control and learning in older adults and individuals post stroke and 2) improving walking function and balance in individuals post stroke.

Dr. Park earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and master’s degree in motor control learning from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. He earned his doctoral degree in motor neuroscience from the University of Florida.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2004 - 2010
    Seoul National University, B.S.
    2010 - 2012
    Seoul National University, M.S.
    2014 - 2019
    University of Florida, Ph.D.

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Student Writing Award, American Kinesiology Association, United States of America, 2019
  • Pre-doctoral Outstanding Research Award, Association of Korean Neuroscientists, United States of America, 2017
  • The Korean Honor Scholarship, The Embassy of The Republic of Korea, United States of America, 2017

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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