Lynn Rogers, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Lynn M. Rogers

Lynn M. Rogers, PhD

  • Director, Neuralplasticity Laboratory, RIC
  • Research Assistant Professor, PM&R, NU


Education, Residency and Internship


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS, Kinesiology
University of Wisconsin at Madison, MS, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology


Northwestern University, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University/RIC, Fellow in the Neuralplasticity Lab

Teaching or Professional Positions

2012 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and Director, Neuralplasticity Laboratory, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

2011–12 Acting Director, Neuralplasticity Laboratory, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

2009–12 Post-doctoral Fellow, Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

2006–08 Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

2003–06 Research Assistant, PTHMS, Northwestern University

2003 Project Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2001–03 Graduate Fellow, Dept. of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Honors & Awards

2006–08 University Scholarship, The Graduate School, Northwestern University

2003 Awarded the Alumni Fellowship (turned down), Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florida

2002–03 Mary R. McKee and Elizabeth Walters Scholarship, University of Wisconsin- Madison

2002–03 Marie L. Carnes Fellowship, University of Wisconsin- Madison

2002–03 Blanche M. Trilling Scholarship, University of Wisconsin – Madison,

2000–03 Maja Schade Fellowship, University of Wisconsin- Madison


Original, Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Rogers LM, Stinear JW, Brown DA.  The effects of paired associative stimulation on knee extensor motor excitability of individuals post stroke: A pilot studyClin Neurophysiol, Jun; 122(6):1211-8, 2011. 

Rogers LM, Stinear JW, Lewis GN, Brown DA.  Descending control to the non-paretic limb degrades the cyclic activity of paretic leg muscles.  Hum Mov Sci. 2011 Dec;30(6):1225-44.

*Madhavan S, Rogers LM, Stinear JW.  A paradox: after stroke the non-lesioned lower limb motor cortex may be maladaptive.  Eu J of Neuroscience  32(6): 1032 – 1039, 2010.

*selected as a Featured Article

Rogers LM, Gruben KG, Brown DA.  Foot force direction control during leg pushes against fixed and moving pedals in persons post-stroke.  Gait and Posture. 19(1): 58-68, 2004

Gruben KG. Rogers LM. Schmidt MW. Tan L. Direction of foot force for pushes against a fixed pedal: variation with pedal position. Motor Control. 7(4):362-77, 2003.

Gruben KG. Rogers LM. Schmidt MW. Direction of foot force for pushes against a fixed pedal: role of effort level. Motor Control. 7(3):229-41, 2003.

Review Articles

Rogers LM, Madhavan S, Roth HR, Stinear JW.  Transforming neurorehabilitation of walking following stroke: The promise of non-invasive brain stimulation – a review.  Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 29: 507-516, 2011

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