18th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium

Hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy in collaboration with the BREATHE and Neuromuscular Plasticity NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the 18th annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Symposium was held on March 23-24. The symposium gives predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees the chance to highlight their cutting-edge research through data blitz and poster presentations. It also features plenary lectures from renowned researchers. This year trainees had the opportunity to learn more from Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, FAPTA (University of Louisville) and Jane Kent, PhD (UMass Amherst).

From left to right: Emanuel Boutzoukas, Branden Nguyen, Alex Marciante, Gordon Mitchell (Director), Alyssa Mickle, Wendy Olsen, Kate Casey-Sawicki (Administrator), Michela Mir

This year also included 47 dynamic poster presentations from students throughout the health sciences and engineering. In all, 4 predoctoral and 2 postdoctoral trainees received travel awards in recognition of their work, including Branden Nguyen (Mentor: Dr. Ashley Smuder).

NMPT Training Program Director, David Fuller, reviewing BREATHE T32 postdoc, Alex Marciante’s poster.

Learn more about the T32 Trainee Presentations here.