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.

krupenevich_headshotRebecca Krupenevich
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.

Graduate Students

Katie Conway
, Ph.D. Candidate
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. Candidate
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




keyairaKeyaira Crudup, Biomedical Engineering






Mu Qiao, Ph.D. (Post-doc). Current position: Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University
Michael Browne, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2019
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