Dr. Michael Borich is an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Neural Plasticity Research Lab. He is also the Associate Director of research in the department and is the Associate Director of the Emory Neural Engineering Center. He holds secondary appointments in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint Emory/Georgia Tech department and the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech. Dr. Borich is keenly interested in understanding and exploiting the plastic capacity of the human nervous system in health and disease to improve rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with neurologic injury and disease.
He received his bachelor’s degree in physiology and his doctor of physical therapy both from the University of Minnesota. After finishing his PhD training in rehabilitation science and neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Borich competed a postdoctoral research training using neurostimulation and neuroimaging techniques to elucidate biomarkers of recovery after stroke and mild traumatic brain injury at the University of British Columbia in Canada. He joined the faculty in the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory in 2014. His previous clinical experience centers on rehabilitation from acute neurologic insult and major multiple trauma.
Dr. Borich currently directs the Neural Plasticity Research Lab at Emory, a trans-disciplinary research and training environment generously supported by multiple funding agencies. His research team utilizes multimodal neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques to characterize and modulate the structural and functional neuroplastic correlates of learning and recovery of function following neurologic insult. The mission of the lab is to understand and harness the adaptive capacity of human nervous system to develop effective treatment strategies to improve rehabilitation outcomes.
Monday, September 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET