NAME: William Z. Rymer, M.D., Ph.D Director of Single Motor Unit Laboratory, SRAlab; Professor, Northwestern University
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INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE Completion Date FIELD OF STUDY
Melbourne University Medical School, Australia M.D. 1962 Medicine
Monash University, Australia Ph.D. 1973 Neurophysiology
A. Personal Statement
W. Zev Rymer is currently researching regulation of movement in normal and neurologically disordered human subjects including studies of altered segmental and motoneuronal behavior in hemispheric stroke survivors, and in persons with spinal cord injury. His group is using electrophysiological, MR imaging, ultrasound, pharmacological, and biomechanical techniques to pursue these studies.
Dr. Rymer earned his medical degree from Melbourne University and his PhD in Neurophysiology from Monash University, both in Victoria, Australia. After completion of his residency at Prince Henry’s Hospital, he was boarded in Internal Medicine (FRACP) in 1967. After postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University Medical School, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Physiology at the State University of New York, Syracuse. In 1978, he moved to Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neurology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and he remained as a primary faculty appointee in Physiology until his appointment as John G. Searle Chair of Rehabilitation Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) in 1989.
Dr. Rymer currently serves as Director of the Single Motor Unit Laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRAlab), formerly the RIC. In addition to his research role at the SRAlab, he holds appointments as Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (MEAS). His laboratory receives support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the DOD, and a number of research foundations. He has received funds from the VA, the PVA, and the Neilsen Foundation for studies in spinal cord injury.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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