Shijun Yan, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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About Me

Shijun Yan, 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. Yan’s research focuses on 1) identifying neuromuscular mechanisms responsible for impaired motor control and learning in children with cerebral palsy, 2) improving walking function and balance in children with cerebral palsy using robotic intervention, and 3) investigating the relationship between visual perception and motor control.

Research Interests:

Neuromodulation for lower limb recovery in children with cerebral palsy


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2014 - 2020
    Louisiana State University - PhD in Motor Behavior, Kinesiology
    2012 - 2013
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Master in Sports Medicine
    2008 - 2012
    Hunan Normal University, China - Bachelor in Kinesiology

Honors & Awards

  • Lillian L. Oleson Scholarship
    Louisiana State University, United States, 2019
  • National Scholarship
    Ministry of Education, China , 2012
  • Top Grade Scholarship & Top Grade Scholarship
    Hunan Normal University, China, 2012


  • Society of Neuroscience
    Member 2016, 2019