Faculty Mentors in the Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration T32 Program

Mentors from Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

applied physiology and kinesiology

Chris Hass, PhD

Efficacy of intervention programs for improving quality of life, neuromechanical control, & disease progression in Parkinson’s disease, dynamic stability during locomotor transitions in the elderly & PD

Christopher Hass

Mentors from Biomedical Engineering


Mingzhou Ding, PhD

Advanced signal processing, methods for analysis of oscillatory neural networks, and multivariate neurobiological data

Mingzhou Ding


Aysegul Gunduz, PhD

Clinical diagnostics and therapy for neurological disorders using neural networks; electro-physiology, bioimaging

Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D.

Mentors from Clinical & Health Psychology

Mentors from Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Laura Ranum, PhD

Human genetics and molecular mechanisms of ataxia, mouse models of expansion protein repeats; ALS and ataxia

Laura Ranum, PhD

Mentors from Neurology


Yuqing Li, PhD

Basal ganglia function, neural plasticity, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, & Restless Leg Syndrome

Yuqing Li

Mentors from Neuroscience


Malu Tansey, PhD

Role & regulation of neuroinflammatory & immune system responses in modulating the gene-environment interactions that determine risk for development & progression of neurodegenerative & neuropsychiatric disease

Dr. Malu Tansey

Mentors from Physical Therapy

Mentors from Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences