Director, Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy,
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy,
Keck School of Medicine Department of Neurology,
Department of Biomedical Engineering, &
USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
- Neural plasticity and neurorehabilitation
- Motor learning and recovery
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Noninvasive brain stimulation
- Brain computer interfaces
- Virtual reality
Research OverviewThe goals of the Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory are:
1) to characterize and predict neural plasticity changes in healthy individuals and in individuals after stroke throughout the process of learning or recovery;
2) to enhance neural plasticity or neural recovery in individuals using noninvasive brain stimulation, brain-computer interfaces, behavioral measures and novel learning paradigms; and
3) to personalize the use of plasticity-inducing paradigms in order to capitalize on each individual's unique learning or recovery potential.
These goals support the overall mission of the laboratory, which is to enhance neural plasticity in a wide population of individuals in order to improve their quality of life and engagement in meaningful activities.
Stevens Hall for Neuroimaging
2025 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
- B.A., Rice University, 2006
- M.A., University of Southern California, 2008
- Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2012
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2014