IMG_0711 (683x1024)Principal Investigator (PI)

Jason R. Franz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Email: jrfranz@email.unc.edu
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.

 

Graduate Students

MBrowneMichael 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.

Conway
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.

 

JThomas (640x1024)Jessica Thompson, M.S. Student
Biomedical Engineering

B.A. Exercise and Sports Science, UNC Chapel Hill, 2013
B.S. Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill, 2013

I am currently investigating  age-related changes in walking balance control. We are using a virtual reality environment to perturb visual flow in order to investigate its use as a diagnostic and rehabilitative tool.

 

Billy Clark, M.S. 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.

 

Visiting Scholars

JWaanders

Jeroen Waanders, Ph.D. Candidate
Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

MSc. Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, 2016
BSc. Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, 2014

My PhD project focuses on the influence of age on eccentric leg muscle-tendon function over a range of gait tasks (stair, slope, level) and speeds in healthy young and older adults.

 

Undergraduate Students

HStokes (1024x940)Heather Stokes, Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

Randall Bissette, Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

AshishAshish Khanchandani, Quantitative Biology

 

 

 

 

HannahheadshotHannah McKenney, Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

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Jackson Richards, Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

mina-alexAlex Mina, Biomedical Engineering
Chancellor’s Science Scholar