Principle Investigator

Jessica Allen, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Office: 519 ESB
e-mail: jessica.allen@mail.wvu.edu

Graduate Students

  • Daniel Liss, PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering
  • Hannah McDonald, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
Currently recruiting motivated graduate students to work on several projects related to the neural control and biomechanics of mobility through (1) experimental data collection and analysis and/or (2) musculoskeletal modeling and simulation techniques. Interested students should contact Dr. Allen with a brief statement of research interests (up to 2 pages), CV, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three professional references. 

Undergraduate Students

  • John McLaughlin, Senior, Biomedical Engineering
  • Zoe Moore, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
We are always looking for highly motivated, curious, independent and dedicated undergraduate students to join our lab! Students are encouraged to review our Joining the Lab document before e-mailing Dr. Allen. 

Guidelines for undergraduate research: You are expected to spend at least as much (or more) time on undergraduate research as you would on a 3-credit course. This is generally 10 hours per week during the semester. Research often requires 1 to 2 semesters to become familiar with the lab and acquire basic lab skills and knowledge relevant to the field. Therefore, you should be prepared to commit to a minimum of 2 semesters of research (ideally, back-to-back semesters). The first semester will be on a voluntary basis, with the possibility of receiving academic credit in later semesters depending on progress and commitment to the lab.