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Michelle L. Harris-Love, PT, PhD, received her MS in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences and PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Maryland with a concentration in Neuromotor Control. She is associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at George Mason University. The primary objective of her work is to identify mechanisms of arm recovery after stroke and develop rehabilitation interventions to improve reaching abilities in severely impaired stroke patients. Dr. Harris-Love plays the piano and enjoys reading books and drinking coffee.

Shashwati Geed, PT, PhD, is an NIH TL1 post-doctoral fellow.  She received her PhD in Kinesiology (concentration: motor control and neuroscience) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Devi Ahilya University (India).  Her research focuses on neurophysiology of arm function recovery after stroke and childhood-onset brain injuries.  She enjoys playing the Sitar and sketching in her spare time.

Seth Kiser
Seth Kiser, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he studied the psychophysiology of implicit motor sequence learning. His research will focus on the contribution of cognitive processes related to learning and rehabilitation in people with traumatic brain injury. When he's not in the lab, Seth enjoys rock-climbing, cycling, and backpacking.

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Rachael Harrington, PhD, CCC-SLP
is a post-doctoral fellow with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and 
George Mason University. She is a certified speech-language pathologist and very much enjoys working with her patients. Her primary research interests are in neurorehabilitation for the motor and language systems after stroke. Rachael was also awarded the Great Lakes Scholarship and the McDowell Award for Outstanding Clinical Abstract from ASNR. Outside of lab, you can find Rachael outdoors somewhere, preferably watching baseball.

Former members

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Evan Chi-Pang Chan, MS, is a biomedical engineer at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital since 2010. He has experience in hardware and software interface design as well as biomedical signal processing and analysis. He received his MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester and another MS in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. In his spare time, Evan enjoys photography and writing code with his wife in Philadelphia.

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Mandy Rounds is a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Science Program at George Mason University. She previously received her B.S in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Life Sciences. Her research interests include coming up with more efficient and innovative ways to improve the recovery process and enrich lives for individuals with disabilities, as well as to bridge the gap between researchers and clinicians to effectively come up with methods that improve neurorehabilitation standard of therapy. When she is not in the lab or school, she enjoys staying active with her energetic son.

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Clint Wutzke, PhD
completed his MS in Exercise Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

and his P

hD in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a post-doctoral fellow with the MOTR group and is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at George Mason University. His research focuses on the neurophysiology and motor control of gait and balance activities in people with traumatic brain injury and people post stroke. When he’s not in the lab, Clint enjoys watching hockey and spending time with his kids. 

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Kelly Michaelis was a first year doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. Prior to starting at Georgetown, Kelly studied temporal processing and motor excitability as a research assistant for the Perception and Action Neuroscience Group at George Mason University. In her free time, Kelly loves attending concerts and hiking up and down mountains.

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Stewart Hutchison was a Human Factors student intern with MedStar Health (MI2 Division). Currently earning his Masters Degree in Human Factors and Usability Testing, Stewart also has a background working with special needs children and student disability services. From Anchorage, Alaska, he also enjoys hiking, photography, and record collecting.

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Sambit Mohapatra, PT, PhD, received his Bachelors degree with honors in Physical Therapy from University of Delhi, India in 2007. He then graduated with a Masters in Kinesiology with a concentration on motor control & learning and subsequently completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, with a concentration in Neuroscience, from University of Illinois at Chicago, in 2009 and 2012 respectively. He was a National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT; PI: Barbara Bregman PhD) post-doctoral fellow from 2012-2014, and is currently assistant professor at the University of Montana.

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Erika Breceda, PT, DPT, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and holds a Neurologic Clinical Specialty certification. She currently serves on the editorial board for Perspectives Magazine. Her interests include treating patients with traumatic brain injuries and understanding the neuroplastic changes following neurologic insult and amputation.