Our Mission

The overall mission of the laboratory is to enhance the recovery of independent walking in individuals with gait dysfunction after a neurologic injury.

We use behavioral and long-term training experiments based on principles of neuroscience, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, and neurorehabilitation to do this.

The lab is directed by Kristan A. Leech PT, DPT, PhD,  Assistant Professor in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.

Who We Are

The GRML Lab at USC is an interdisciplinary lab housed in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. We are researchers and clinician-scientists with diverse academic backgrounds that span systems neuroscience, biomechanics, engineering, and physical therapy.

Our primary research goals are to –

  1. develop innovative, effective approaches to gait rehabilitation in individuals with neurologic injury and translate these results into practical clinical interventions
  2. understand the impact of cognitive dysfunction on an individual’s ability to learn a new movement