Jinsook Roh joins the Cullen College as an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering department. Previously she served as an assistant professor of kinesiology at Temple University in Pennsylvania. She also serves as an adjunct professor for Northwestern University.
Her research focuses on the neural mechanisms of motor coordination in unimpaired and neurologically impaired individuals.
She completed her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on systems and computational neuroscience. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Northwestern University’s Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), where she helped identify abnormalities in muscle coordination in stroke survivors with varying levels of motor impairment and addressed basic motor control topics.
She received the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship (2010-2012) and several awards for excellence in research and fellowships from various institutes.
Quantitative Physiology Lab (BIOE 3140)
Quantitative Physiology (BIOE 3340)
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Dr. Roh’s research is focused on the neural mechanisms of motor coordination in unimpaired and neurologically impaired individuals. Her research is funded by the American Heart Association and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Roh J, Lee SW, Wilger KD (2018) Modular organization of force development under isometric conditions in the human arm. Journal of Motor Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2017.1423020
Roh J, Rymer WZ, Beer RF (2015) Evidence for altered upper extremity muscle synergies in chronic stroke survivors with mild and moderate impairment. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00006
Overduin SA, d’Avella A, Roh J, Carmena JM, Bizzi E (2015) Cortical representation of time-varying muscle synergies in the primate brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(37): 12615-12624
Roh J, Rymer WZ, Perreault EJ, Yoo SB, Beer RF (2013) Alterations in upper limb synergy structure in chronic stroke survivors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109: 768-781
Roh J, Rymer WZ, Beer RF (2012) Robustness of muscle synergies underlying three dimensional force generation at the hand in healthy humans. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107:2123-2142