DR. JACOB SOSNOFF // email@example.com
Dr. Jacob Sosnoff is a Professor and Director of the Motor Control Research Laboratory in the College of Applied Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His professional background and training are in motor control and gerontology. He earned his PhD in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University where he was a National Institute of Aging pre-doctoral fellow.
Dr. Sosnoff’s current research focuses on walking, mobility and balance impairments. For over a decade, he has worked on understanding underlying mechanisms that influence balance and mobility in both seniors and people with neurological conditions. As a founding member of the International MS Falls Prevention Research Network, he is an international expert in the predictors, prevention and consequences of falls. Currently, he has several randomized control trials designed to minimize fall risk and incidence and several other funded projects that involve fall-related outcomes. In addition to he research, he is the director of the Illini Fall Prevention Clinic, a community resource for identifying people’s individualized fall risks and developing personalized strategies to reduce those risks.
KATHERINE HSIEH // firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine started working in the Fall of 2016. Currently, she is understanding the role of mobile technology in understanding fall risk in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Katherine is working to get her PhD.
MIKAELA FRECHETTE // email@example.com
Mikaela started working in the Fall of 2018. She has a background in Exercise Science and joined the lab as a Master’s student. Currently, she is working on several MCRL projects as she refines her personal research interest.
AILEEN GRIFFIN // firstname.lastname@example.org
Aileen first joined the lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in 2018 and has since transitioned to a full-time Master’s student after graduating in May. Her current research interests include balance and gait variability as well as fall-related TBIs in older adults.
HUAIJIN XU // email@example.com
Huaijin started working in the Fall of 2019. Currently, she is working on motor acquisition of a unique walking pattern. Huaijin is working to get her Master’s degree.
LINGJUN CHEN // firstname.lastname@example.org
Lingjun started working in the Fall of 2019. She has a background in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy. Currently, she is looking at the neck and head control during fall among the elderly. Lingjun is working to get her PhD.
DANIEL ASLAN // email@example.com
Daniel started working in the Fall of 2019 and is working to get his PhD. He is working on a study examining motor acquisition of a unique walking pattern.