Principal Investigator (PI)
Jason R. Franz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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.
BS, Exercise Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
MS, Kinesiology, East Carolina University, 2013
PhD, Kinesiology, University of Maryland, 2019
My research interests include understanding age-related differences in walking mechanics with a goal of improving mobility in older adults, and identifying mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis.
Michael Browne, Ph.D. Candidate
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
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
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.
Mandy Munsch, Ph.D. Student
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.
Jackson Richards, Biomedical Engineering
Sarah Fickey, Biomedical Engineering
Marcus Childs, Biomedical Engineering
Sam Vinogradov, Biomedical Engineering
Arya Pontula, Biomedical Engineering
Noah Pieper, Biomedical Engineering
Nathan 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