IMG_0711 (683x1024)Principal Investigator (PI)

Jason R. Franz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Curriculum Vitae





Post-Doctoral Fellows

Selgrade_ABL_photoBrian Selgrade
BS, Biological Sciences, NC State, 2007
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2010
PhD, Applied Physiology, Georgia Tech, 2016
Post-doc, NC State, 2017

My research focuses on biomechanics, motor learning, and adaptation to mechanical perturbations and visual feedback. I am particularly interested in how changes to the environment during locomotion affect balance in healthy and clinical populations.


Graduate Students

MGB-headshotMichael Browne, Ph.D. Candidate
Biomedical Engineering

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, NC State University, 2016
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, NC State University, 2012

My research interests are in the development and evaluation of translational therapies and technologies for gait impairments. My current projects revolve around the use of biofeedback to understand and improve functional mobility in our aging population.

Katie Conway
, Ph.D. Student
Biomedical Engineering

B.Eng Biomedical Engineering, City University London, 2016

I am interested in developing and using novel approaches for the functional assessment of neuromuscular capacity in walking. Ultimately, these approaches can elucidate underlying mechanisms and inform the tailored prescription of interventions for individuals with propulsive deficits due to aging, injury, or disease.

Billy Clark, Ph.D. Student
Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama, 2016

My research interests involve the development of novel in vivo ultrasound imaging techniques to investigate the complex interaction between muscle and tendon during functional activity.

Munsch_2018_resizeMandy Munsch, Ph.D. Student
Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Neuroscience, The College of William & Mary, 2016

I am interested in bridging neuroscience and lower limb biomechanics to explore mobility following musculoskeletal injury and aging.


Undergraduate Students


Jackson Richards, Biomedical Engineering




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Sarah Fickey, Biomedical Engineering






Marcus Childs, Biomedical Engineering




Sam Vinogradov, Biomedical Engineering




AryaArya PontulaBiomedical Engineering




Noah_resizedNoah Pieper, Biomedical Engineering




NathanNathan Lehr, Biomedical Engineering






Mu Qiao, Ph.D. (Post-doc). Current position: Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University
Jessica Thompson, M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2017
Ashish Khanchandani, B.S., Biology, 2018
Hannah McKenney, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2018
Heather Stokes, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2017
Jeroen Waanders, M.S., Visiting Scholar (University of Groningen), 2017
Randall Bissette, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2018