People

Faculty & Research Staff

Brian R. Umberger, Ph.D.

Professor, Movement Science

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

Education:

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2003

  • M.S., Springfield College, 1997

  • B.S., Central Connecticut State University, 1993

Honors, Awards & Distinctions:

  • President, American Society of Biomechanics, 2018-2019

  • Associate Editor, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

  • Fellow, National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, UMass School of Public Health & Health Sciences, 2010

  • Excellence in Research Award, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2006

Curriculum Vitae

Varun Joshi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Movement Science Program, University of Michigan

Education:

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2018

  • M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2012

  • B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2011

Research Interests:

  • Movement of biological systems

  • Computer modeling and simulation

Personal Website

Students

Alex Denton, M.S.

Doctoral Candidate, Movement Science

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

Education:

  • M.S., University of Michigan, 2019

  • B.S., University of Oregon, 2018

Research Interests:

  • Human locomotion

  • Computer modeling and simulation

Matt Mulligan, M.S.

Doctoral Student, Movement Science

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

Education:

  • M.S., University of Colorado, 2018

  • B.S., Claremont McKenna College, 2017

Research Interests:

  • Data Science and Machine Learning

  • Computer modeling and simulation

Sheeba Davis, M.Tech.

Doctoral Student, Movement Science

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

Education:

  • M.Tech., Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2006

  • B.E., Madurai Kamaraj University, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Human locomotion

  • Computational biomechanics

Yiliu Cao

Undergraduate Student, Movement Science

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

Education:

  • B.S., University of Michigan, in 2022

Research Interests:

  • Human locomotion: motion and muscles

  • Computer modeling and simulation

Lab Alumni

From UMich, UMass, and UKy

Russell Johnson, Ph.D.

Ryan Wedge, Ph.D., PT

Alexis Gidley, Ph.D.

Jonaz Moreno, M.S.

Leng-Feng Lee, Ph.D.

Nathan Smith, M.S.

Brian Friscia, M.S.

Michael Busa, Ph.D.

Allison Gruber, Ph.D.

Matthew O’Neill, Ph.D.

Michelle LaBoda, M.S.

Matthew Seeley, Ph.D.

Gabe Fendley, M.S.