Michelle Harran

Michelle Harran joined BLAM Lab in October 2010 as a research assistant and stayed until August 2012.

Michelle graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.  During her undergraduate Michelle started with Dr. Reza Shadmehr and became interested in motor learning in the cerebellum, specifically with patients with spino-cerebellar ataxia.  Currently, while she continues to work on studies of ataxia, her focus has now shifted to how stroke affects motor learning and what can be done to increase the efficiency of neurorehabilitation.  With Jing Xu, she is involved in using many different modalities of testing the brain after stroke, which include fMRI, TMS, and kinematic and clinical assessment.