Team Profiles

Vivian Mushahwar, Ph.D.

An engineer by training (electrical), Dr. Mushahwar obtained her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah. Research in the Mushahwar lab focuses on many aspects such as the restoration of standing and walking [...]

Richard Stein, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Stein received his DPhil from the University of Oxford. Dr. Stein joined the Department of Physiology at the University of Alberta in 1968 and during his 40-plus year career, Dr. Stein has spearheaded [...]

Zelma Kiss, MD, Ph.D., FRCSC

Dr. Kiss completed her M.D. at the University of Ottawa and her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kiss’ lab is dedicated to understanding how therapeutic electrical stimulation affects the brain and nervous system. [...]

Richard Sutton, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard S. Sutton is a professor and iCORE chair in the department of computing science at the University of Alberta. He is a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and [...]

Chester Ho, MD

Dr. Chester Ho is an associate professor for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary and the Division Head, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, for the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary and Alberta Health [...]

Phillip R. Troyk, Ph.D.

Dr. Troyk’s research interests cover a broad range of areas related to neuroprostheses. Neuroprosthetic devices are implantable electronic modules that interface with the biological nervous system for the purpose of compensating for deficit, or disease, [...]

Ralph-Etienne Cummings, Ph.D.

After completing his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, Etienne-Cummings became a faculty member at SIUC in 1995. He moved to Johns Hopkins University in 1998.  He is also affiliated  with the Department of Electrical [...]

Ming Chan, M.D., FRCPC

Dr. Chan completed his MD at the Glasgow University, Scotland, did a research fellowship at Tuts University, Boston MA, and his FRCPC at the University of Alberta.  Dr. Chan’s research focuses on neuromuscular disease and the [...]

Rahul Samant, Ph.D. (Team Manager)

Dr. Samant obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Alberta.  Dr. Samant has a keen interest in the technology translation; taking innovation from the bench top to the bedside (and back again).  Dr. [...]

Kathryn Todd, Ph.D.

Dr. Todd obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta.  Research in the Todd group is primarily related to cellular mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative and neuropschiatric disorders and the identification of neuroprotective and/or rescue agents.  [...]

Christian Schlegel, Ph.D.

Dr. Schlegel received the Dipl. El. Ing. ETH degree from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and 1989, [...]

Walied Moussa, Ph.D.

Dr. Moussa obtained his Ph.D from the Carlton University.  Dr. Moussa research interests are related to advanced modeling techniques for the study material properties and behaviors.   In collaboration with the Elias group, the Moussa lab [...]

Vincent Gaudet, Ph.D., PEng

Dr. Gaudet completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.  Prior to moving to the University of Waterloo, Dr. Gaudet spent 8 years as a member of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of [...]

Martin Ferguson-Pell, Ph.D.

Martin Ferguson-Pell, PhD has been the Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta since 2007. After graduating with a PhD in biomedical engineering, Ferguson-Pell was appointed lecturer at the University [...]

Anastasia Elias, Ph.D.

Dr. Elias completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta.  Research in the Elias group is focused on the development of ‘smart’ materials – materials that respond to external stimuli such as light, heat or [...]

Sean Dukelow, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC

Dr. Dukelow is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Calgary Stroke Program.  Prior to arriving in Calgary in 2008, [...]