IMG_0711 (683x1024)Principal Investigator (PI)

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





Post-Doctoral Fellows

qiao_p004Mu Qiao, Ph.D.
BS, Human Machine and Environment Engineering, Beihang University, 2004
PhD Kinesiology, Arizona State University, 2012
Post-doc, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2014
Post-doc, Penn State University, 2016

I am interested in better understanding and improving stability and human visuomotor control during walking through the strategic use of optical flow and virtual reality.

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.



Undergraduate Students

AshishAshish Khanchandani, Quantitative Biology




HannahheadshotHannah McKenney, Biomedical Engineering





Jackson Richards, Biomedical Engineering




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Sarah Fickey, Biomedical Engineering






Marcus Childs, Biomedical Engineering





Sam Vinogradov, Biomedical Engineering






Jessica Thompson, M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2017
Heather Stokes, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2017
Jeroen Waanders, M.S., Visiting Scholar (University of Groningen), 2017
Randall Bissette, B.S., Biomedical Engineering