Our Team

Randy Trumbower

Randy D Trumbower, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Office/Fax: 404-727-3065
randy.trumbower at emory dot edu

Graduate Program Affiliations
Deptartment of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University
Bioengineering Graduate Program, Georgia Tech
School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Tech
Neuroscience Graduate Program, Emory University

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Tech and Emory University
Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Tech


Research Associate
Heather Hayes

Heather Hayes, PhD
BE, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2004
PhD, Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010

Graduate Program Affiliations
Bioengineering Graduate Program, Georgia Tech

Interests: spinal cord sensorimotor integration, sensorimotor restoration after spinal cord injury, translation of research from animal model to humans to clinical applications


Research Engineers
Heather Hayes

Victoria Stahl, PhD
BS, Computer Science, Georgia Tech, 2001
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, 2010

Understanding the influences of fascia on motor control, prostheses,
translating animal and human research for clinical application


Available positions, please inquire.

Graduate Students

Eric Fiedler
BA, Neurosicence,
Johns Hopkins University
Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate '14

Katie Hughs
BS, Exericse & Sport Science
Texas Tech University
Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate '14

Donna Piper
BS, Psychology
Georgia Colleage
Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate '14

Raven Smalls
BS, Health Sciences
Clemson University
Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate '14

  Available positions, please inquire.  

Laboratory Assistants/Technicians

Stephanie Tirado

Stephanie Tirado
BS, Agnes Scott College, 2014




Available positions, please inquire.



Vengateswaran Ravichandran

Vengateswaran Ravichandran, PhD
BE, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, India
MS, Systems Control Engineering, University of Toronto, 2004
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2010

Interests: Rehabilitation Engineering, Brain-machine interfaces and Prosthesis


Graduate Students Alumni

DPT Students

Emory Doctorate of Physical Therapy Research Group 2013
L to R: Anjali Malviya, Caitlyn Kruer, Mackenzie Olson, Jacqueline Michaelson

Emory Doctorate of Physical Therapy Research Group 2012
L to R: David Gustafson, Monica Danneman, Margaret French, (Heather Hayes - postdoctoral fellow), Caitlin Manuel, Jillian Dean, (Randy Trumbower - lab director)

Jonathan Albert
BS, Biological Sciences, Drexel University, 2012
MD, George Washington University, 2016

Karly Bishop
BS, Psychology, Valdosta State University, 2006
DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012 - GA Campus
Family Medicine Residency


Matt Annessi
DPT, Physical Therapy
Emory University, School of Medicine
Shirpaa Manoharan, MS
MS, Computer Science, GA Tech
Software Development Engineer at

Undergraduate Students Alumni
Matthew Freeman,
Emory University, 2012 (Tulane University, School of Medicine)
Ian Cooke, Emory University, 2013 (Northwestern University, School of Medicine)
Luanne Seaman, Emory University, 2014 (Neuroscience, Physics)
Dennis Valerstain, Emory University, 2014 (Chemistry, Italian, Pre-med)
Tyler Cooke, Emory University, 2015 (Pre-med)
Daniel Jackson, Dartmouth College, 2017 (Electrical Engineering)