Center for Bionic Medicine Faculty & Staff - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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CBM Staff

Lab Directors

Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Bionic Medicine
Director, Amputee Research & Clinical Systems Lab
312-238-2080
tkuiken@northwestern.edu

Levi Hargrove, PhD

Levi Hargrove, PhD
Director, Neural Engineering for Prosthetics & Orthotics Lab
312-238-2084
l-hargrove@northwestern.edu

Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD

Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD
Director, Max Nader Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes
312-238-6875
a-jayaraman@northwestern.edu

Elliott J Rouse

Elliott Rouse, PhD
Director, Neurobionics Lab
312-238-0938
erouse@northwestern.edu

Clinical Faculty/Staff

Gregory A. Dumanian, MD

Gregory A. Dumanian, MD, FACS
Surgeon
312-695-6022
gdumania@nmh.org

Suzanne Finucane, PTA

Suzanne Finucane, MS, PTA
Operations Manager
312-238-0937
sfinucane@ric.org

Susan Dluhy

Susan Deems-Dluhy, PT, DPT, NCS
Research Physical Therapist
312-238-2637
sdluhy@ric.org

Theresa Field

Theresa Field, MSPO, CO
Prosthetics Resident
tfield@ric.org

Elizabeth Halsne, CPO

Elizabeth Halsne, CPO
Research Prosthetist
312-238-2086
ehalsne@ric.org

Kristen Hohl, PT, DPT

Kristen Hohl, PT, DPT
Research Physical Therapist
312-238-1378
khohl@ricres.org

Shenan Hoppe-Ludwig, CPO
Research Prosthetist-Orthotist
312-238-5658
shludwig@ricres.org

Matthew Knowlton, DPT
Research Physical Therapist
312-238-2640
mknowlton@ricres.org

Lori McGee Koch
Lab Manager, Max Nader Center for RT&O
312-238-2091
lmkoch@ricres.org
Laura Miller, PhD, CP

Laura Miller, CP, PhD
Research Scientist/Prosthetist
312-238-1183
lamiller@northwestern.edu

Raquel Minarsch

Raquel Minarsch, PT, DPT, NCS
Research Physical Therapist
312-238-3457
rminarsch@ricres.org
Kate Scanlan, PT
Research Physical Therapist
312-238-1355
kscanlan@ricres.org

Michael Socie

Michael Socie, MS
Prosthetics Resident
312-238-6821
msocie@ric.org
Kristi Turner, OTR/L
Research Occupational Therapist
312-238-1364
kturner@ricres.org

Annie Winstanley, DPT
Research Physical Therapist
312-238-1194
awinstanle@ric.org

Technical Faculty/Staff

Ann Barlow, PhD
Lead Scientific Writer/
Research Grant Manager
312-238-5653
abarlow@ric.org

Sheila Burt, BS
Science Writer/Communications
312-238-1569
sburt@ric.org

Rudhram Gajendran, MS

Rudhram Gajendran, MS
Research Engineer
312-238-1193
rgajendran@ricres.org

Pooya Heiraty

Pooya Heiraty, BS
Design Engineer
pooya.heiraty@hotmail.com

Kim Ingraham, BE

Kim Ingraham, BE
Research Engineer
312-238-2083
kingraham@ricres.org

Kyle Kaveny, MS
Research Assistant
312-238-6522
kkaveny@ric.org

Tommaso Lenzi, PhD
Research Scientist
312-238-1570
lenzi@northwestern.edu

Jim Lipsey, MS, PE

Jim Lipsey, MS, PE
Engineering Manager
312-238-1568
j-lipsey@northwestern.edu
AM-CBM

Alannah Mannix-Slobig, BS
Research Aide
amannix@ricres.org

Virg Mazzeo

Virg Mazzeo, BS
Research Engineer
312-238-1362
vmazzeo@ric.org
Khrishna Mummidisetty, MS Chaithanya Mummidisetty, MS
Research Engineer-II
312-238-1621
k-mummidisetty@ricres.org

Jose Ochoa, BS

Jose Ochoa, MS
Research Engineer
312-238-1567
jochoaesc1@ric.org
Tom Pickerill, BSME
Research Engineer
312-238-6036
tpickerill@ricres.org

AR

Ani Ramachandran
Research Aide
aramachandran@ricres.org

Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey, BSME
Research Engineer
312-238-1564
tsharkey@ricres.org

Annie Simon, PhD

Annie Simon, PhD
Engineering Manager, Biomedical Engineering
312-238-1158
annie-simon@northwestern.edu

Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens, BS
Research Engineer
312-238-1571
mstephens@ricres.org

Ashley Swartz, BS
Research Engineer
312-238-0943
aswartz@ricres.org

Frank Ursetta, MS
Research Engineer II
312-238-1382
fursetta@ricres.org

Administrative Staff

Andre'a Moore

Andre'a Moore
Business Support Manager
312-238-2087
amoore@ric.org

Angelina An, MBA
Research Administrator
312-238-2803
aan@RIC.org

Post-Doctoral Fellows

MGA

Mohammad Gheshlaghi Azar, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
312-238-1285
mohammad.azar@northwestern.edu

Nick Fey, PhD

Nick Fey, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
312-238-1566
nfey@ricres.org

Luca Lonini, PhD

Luca Lonini, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
312-238-1619
llonini@ricres.org

Jeremy Newkirk, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
312-238-8228
jnewkirk@ricres.org
Tim Reissman, PhD

Tim Reissman, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
312-238-2085
t-reissman@northwestern.edu

Graduate Students

Adenike Adewuyi

Adenike Adewuyi, BS
MD/PhD Student, MSTP
312-238-1286
adenike-adewuyi
@fsm.northwestern.edu

Eric Earley

Eric Earley, MS
PhD Student
312-238-2079
ericearley2014
@u.northwestern.edu

Blair Hu Blair Hu
PhD Student, BME
blairhu2014@u.northwestern.edu

Reva Van Aartsen

Reva Johnson, MS
PhD Student, BME
312-238-1565
reva@u.northwestern.edu


Joseph Kopke
Joseph Kopke
PT/PhD Student
312-238-8228
josephkopke2017@
u.northwestern.edu


Nili Krausz, MS
PhD Student, BME
312-238-1562
nilikrausz2013@
u.northwestern.edu

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee, BSME
MS Student, BME
jdlee@u.northwestern.edu

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee
MS Student, BME
stephenlee2016@
u.northwestern.edu

Christopher Nesler

Christopher Nesler, BSME
MS Student, BME
christophernesler2016
@u.northwestern.edu

Max Shepherd
PhD Student, BME
312-238-1268
maxshep@
u.northwestern.edu

John Spanias, MS

John Spanias, MS
PhD Student, BME
312-238-1475
john.spanias@
u.northwestern.edu

Mariah Whitmore

Mariah Whitmore
PhD Student, BME
312-238-1114
mariahwhitmore2012
@u.northwestern.edu

Interns

Rafi Ayub

Rafi Ayub
Research Summer Intern
University of Texas at Dallas

Aakash Gupta

Aakash Gupta
Research Summer Intern
Northwestern University

Nhan Huynh

Nhan Huynh
Research Summer Intern
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Colin Kuntz

Colin Kuntz
Research Summer Intern
Purdue University

Rebecca Pavlock

Rebecca Pavlock
Research Summer Intern
Hope College

Rebecca Steinmeyer

Rebecca Steinmeyer
Research Summer Intern
Massachusetts Institute of Technology