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 the Legs and Walking Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University.

Dr. Park’s research focuses on identifying neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for impaired motor control and learning in older adults and individuals with chronic stroke/spinal cord injury and improving walking function and balance in individuals with chronic stroke/spinal cord injury. Dr. Park earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and master’s degree in motor control and learning from Seoul National University, South 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



    2014 - 2019
    University of Florida, PhD
    2010 - 2012
    Seoul National University, MS
    2004 - 2010
    Seoul National University, BS, *2-year compulsory military service (2005-2007)

Honors & Awards

  • Sarah Baskin Outstanding Research Award
    First Place, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine & Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, 2021
  • 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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