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Our Team and Collaborators
We are an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physiologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians that share a common vision: to create meaningful technologies that promoting recovery in persons with catastrophic injury to their brain or spinal cord.
Dr. Trumbower is Director of the INSPIRE Laboratory. He has a MS in Physical Therapy from Duke University, MS, PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from University of Connecticut, and postdoc training with Drs. Rymer and Perreault at RIC/Northwestern University. Randy is Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Adj Associate Professor at MGH-Institute for Health Professions.
Andrew Tan is a Postdoctoral Fellow within the INSPIRE Lab at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University in 2015. Dr. Tan is a neuromechanist interested in quantifying mechanisms of plasticity after injury to the spinal cord.
Lu Wan is an Electrical Engineer and Computer Scientist. She earned her MS, PhD in electrical and biomedical engineering from the University of Florida
Ms. DeChellis is a clinical biologist. She is a certified phlebotomist. Ms. DeChellis has expertise in clinical trial recruitment and management. Ms. DeChellis is joining the team in December.
Jim Papadopoulus is a Mechanical Engineer. He earned his BS, PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT, MS degree from Johns Hopkins. Jim completed his postdoctoral training with Andy Ruina at Cornell. Dr. Papadopoulus is a mechanist interested in the study of human movement and locomotion.
Kaila is a doctoral student in physical therapy at MGH Institute for Health Professions. She received her BS degree in Mathematics from Colorado College.
Chelsea is a doctoral student in physical therapy at MGH Institute for Health Professions. She received her BS degree in kinesiology from Penn State University.
Justin is a doctoral student in physical therapy at MGH Institute for Health Professions. He competed his BDS degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University.
Emily is a doctoral student in physical therapy at MGH Institute for Health Professions. He competed his BDS degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University.
Dr. Christoforou is a postdoctoral fellow studying genetic markers in rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Mitchell collaborated with the INSPIRE Lab for more than 10 years.
Professor of Physical Therapy, Preeminence Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation
University of Florida
Dr. Taylor is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He also is the Director of the Cardiovascular Lab at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Howard is Professor within the Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines at Georgia Institute of Technology. She also is CTO at Zyrobotics, LLC. Dr. Howard has collaborated with the INSPIRE lab for more than 5 years on development technologies to enhance motor recovery after spinal cord injury.
Dr. Bonato is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School He is Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Zafonte is the Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & VP for Medical Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He is Principal Investigator for the New England Spinal Cord Injury Model System.
Dr. Slocum is a Physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge. Dr. Slocum also holds an appointment at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health