Our Research 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 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

Postdoctoral Fellows
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



Available positions, please inquire.

Graduate Students
DPT Students
Anjali Malviya
B.S. Movement Science, University of Michigan, 2011
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Candidate, Emory
University, 2014
Interests:Neurologic Physical Therapy
Caitlyn Kruer
B.S. Exercise Science, Indiana University Bloomington '11
Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate '14
Interests: Neurologic Physical Therapy, Acute Rehab

Mackenzie Olson
BS, Biology and Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Candidate, Emory
University, 2014
Interests: Orthopedic Manual Spinal Therapy and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Jacqueline Michaelson
BA, Biology, University of Redlands, 2011
Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate, Emory
University, 2014
Interests: Physical Therapy: Pediatrics, Neurology, Orthopedics 
  Available positions, please inquire.  

Laboratory Assistants/Technicians


Le Tran
Georgia Tech, 2016
Biomedical Engineering


  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

Emory Doctorate of Physical Therapy Research Group
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)