Jinsook Roh joins the Cullen College as an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering department. Previously she served as an assistant professor of kinesiology at Temple University in Pennsylvania. She also serves as an adjunct professor for Northwestern University.
Her research focuses on the neural mechanisms of motor coordination in unimpaired and neurologically impaired individuals.
She completed her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on systems and computational neuroscience. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Northwestern University’s Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), where she helped identify abnormalities in muscle coordination in stroke survivors with varying levels of motor impairment and addressed basic motor control topics.
She received the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship (2010-2012) and several awards for excellence in research and fellowships from various institutes.