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Laila Alibiglou, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director of the Movement Analysis and Translational Science (MATS) Lab

Dr. Alibiglou is a neuroscientist and physical therapist specializing in neurologic rehabilitation, neural control of human locomotion, Stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She subsequently received her PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University. Shortly after completing her doctoral studies, she completed a post-doctoral research training at Northwestern University with an emphasis in Neurologic Rehabilitation and Movement Disorders. Dr. Alibiglou joined the Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University in 2014 as assistant professor, and the director of the Movement Analysis and Translational Science (MATS) Laboratory. The primary component of all of her research studies is to investigate the underlying neural mechanisms of different characteristics of human locomotion in neurologically intact and impaired individuals. The secondary and long range goals of her studies are to develop novel neurorehabilitation interventions to help patients with different neurological and movement disorders and to improve quality of life among this population. Her scientific methods rely upon quantitative biomechanical assessments of movement and locomotion in conjunction with electromyography (EMG) and a variety of neurophysiological probes (TMS, tDCS and H-reflex).