Dr. Trumbower's research focuses on neural mechanisms underlying the control of movement and posture in persons with neuromotor deficits such as spinal cord injury and stroke. The goal is to identify and prescribe therapeutic interventions that target impaired neural structures and promote functional recovery.
Neuroimaging, neurostimulation, rehabilitation, neural plasticity, motor learning, stroke
My research interests are centered on understanding the adaptive capacity of the human nervous system in order to create innovative rehabilitation interventions to ameliorate disability and improve quality of life for individuals with neurologic impairment. My research laboratory is focused on translational neurorehabilitation in a highly collaborative atmosphere. Transdisciplinary collaborations are embraced at every opportunity in an effort to inform our work and contribute to the activities of other scientists. I also see these collaborations as a fertile training ground for students in the lab that come from neuroscience, medicine, biomedical engineering, physical therapy, computer science, etc.