Michael Borich, PT, DPT, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy

    Principal Investigator

    Neural Plasticity Research Laboratory

    Training Faculty

    Emory University Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Program in Neuroscience

    Adjunct Faculty

    Emory University & Georgia Institute of Technology Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Faculty Member

    Georgia Institute of Technology Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience


    • BS, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2002
    • DPT, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2005
    • PhD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2010
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow , University of British Columbia, 2013



    • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • American Physical Therapy Association 
    • American Physical Therapy Association  - Neurology Section
    • American Society for Neurorehabilitation
    • Canadian Stroke Network Trainee Association
    • International White Matter Study Group
    • Organization of Human Brain Mapping
    • Society for Neuroscience 


    • Pilot Grant, National Center for Neuromodulation in Neurorehabilitation, 2017
    • VCU-Marquette Challenge Grant, Foundation for Physical Therapy, 2017
    • CORRT K12 Scholar, National Institutes of Heath, 2015-Present
    • Clinical Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health, 2015-Present
    • Society for Neuroscience Chapter Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award, 2013
    • Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Rising Star Award, 2013
    • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Focus on Stroke Research Fellow, 2012-2013
    • Associate Editor, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 2011-Present
    • American Physical Therapy Association Mary McMillian Scholarship Recipient, 2005


    Dr. Borich is keenly interested in understanding and harnessing the plastic capacity of the human nervous system in health and disease in an effort to improve rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with neurologic injury and disease. His research utilizes multimodal neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques to characterize the brain structural and functional correlates of neural plasticity associated with learning and experience.