News & Updates
B2lab congratulates it's 2023 graduates
April 29, 2023
Congrats to the Class of 2023 Research Assistants (Julianna, Maxine, Jordan, and Tess). Thank You 4 Your Service! We look forward to your future successes
Elana Goldenkoff selected to be part of the inaugural cohort for the Quad Fellowship
December 12 2022
Elana one of three UM doctoral candidates and alum selected to receive the Quad Fellowship, a program focused on interdisciplinary innovation and building ties with the new STEM generation. Congratulations Elana!
Jordan Raschi successfully defends her Honors thesis
December 7 2022
Jordan presents her latest results that show the “Behavioral Effects of Network-Targeted High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) on the Visuomotor Grasping Circuit"
Elana Goldenkoff presents at Society for Neuroscience meeting
November 12-15 2022
Elana presents her latest results that show the additive effects of multiple, spaced cortical paired associative stimulation sessions on cortical excitability in the human motor system at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.
B2Lab Volunteers at F.E.M.M.E.S
November 5 2022
B2Lab members Tess Davis, Maxine Kugelmas, and Joe Delusi volunteer at F.E.M.M.E.S. inspiring young minds to love and understand the importance of science!
Publication in Kinesiology Review
September 26 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Vesia and School of Kinesiology colleagues on the recently published "Designing for Cross-Cutting Skill Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Foundational Kinesiology Course" in Kinesiology Review!
Elana Goldenkoff publishes in Journal of Science Policy & Governance
August 26 2022
PhD student Elana Goldenkoff is a contributing author of the policy memo "The Need for American Scientific Diaspora Networks" published in the Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Nice work, Elana!
Joe Deluisi joins B2Lab Lab as PhD student
May 1 2022
Congratulations to Joe Deluisi for being accepted into the University of Michigan Kinesiology PhD program!
We look forward to Joe joining the B2Lab in August!
Jordan Raschi featured in The University Record
April 28 2022
Jordan's kindness and hard work are highlighted in Vol. 77, No. 29 of The University Record's 2022 Senior profile.
Dalia Khammash successfully defends her thesis
April 21 2022
Dalia Khammash, PhD candidate in the Polk lab, successfully defending her thesis titled "A TMS Paradigm to Measure Visual Cortical Inhibition and its Application to Aging" - Congratulations and great work, Dalia!
Autumn Graham presents at 2022 MRADS Spring Research Symposium Presentation
April 17 2022
Congratulations to Autumn Graham for presenting her poster "Behavioral Effects of Network-Targeted High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) on the Visumotor Grasping Circuit" at the 2022 MRADS Spring Research Symposium Presentation!
Ginsberg Is... Elana Goldenkoff
April 15 2022
Member spotlight on Elana Goldenkoff's role as Graduate Academic Liaison at the Ginsberg Center. Congratulations, Elana!
New paper in Journal of Gerontology, Series A
January 11 2022
Congratulations to Elana Goldenkoff and Rachel Logue, Dr. Brown's PhD student, on the new publication: Measuring Hand Sensory Function and Force Control in Older Adults: Are Current Hand Assessment Tools Enough?
Elana Goldenkoff helps with Michigan voter redistricting
December 7, 2021
Great write-up in the Ford School News by Elana Goldenkoff about Michigan's electoral map and redistricting. Nice work, Elana!
Doctoral Student Assistantship available for Fall 2022
October 18 2021
The B2Lab is currently seeking a motivated Doctoral Student to join the lab in Fall of 2022.
CLICK HERE for more information!
Welcome to our new lab manager, Ashley Rettmann, CCRP
July 1 2021
After many interviews, we are excited to welcome Ashley Rettmann, our new lab manager, to our lab. We are excited that you have joined our lab!
Dr. Taraz Lee awarded grant funding from the National Parkinson's Foundation
June 30 2021
Excited to work with you on Causal examinations of the attention-motor interface in gait and falls.
Elana Goldenkoff, PhD candidate, awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
April 7 2021
Excited to work with you on Modulation of the cortical grasp network through state-dependent multi-focal rTMS.
Dr. Mike Vesia receives NIH R21 Grant from NINDS
April 1 2021
Excited to work with Drs. Lee, Polk and Taylor on Leveraging behavioral state to enhance specificity of non-invasive brain stimulation on motor circuits
James Brissenden awarded an NIH Training Grant
March 1 2021
Congratulations to James Brissenden, Dr. Lee's fellow, on receiving an NIH training grant!
New Paper in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
February 1 2021
Congratulations to Elana Goldenkoff and Rachel Logue, Dr. Brown’s PhD student, on new publication: Reduced Facilitation of Parietal-Motor Functional Connections in Older Adults
Now out in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience!
New Paper in Neuroscience
January 1 2021
Congratulations to Elana Goldenkoff and IONM students - Puyan Gholizadeh and John Bridenstine, as well as our amazing collaborators - Heather McGregor ,Josh Mergos, and Matt Brown on new publication: Reversal of Visual Feedback Modulates Somatosensory Plasticity
Now out in Neuroscience!
Dalia Khammash awarded an NIH Training Grant
September 30 2020
Congratulations to Dalia Khammash, Dr. Polk's graduate student, on receiving an NIH training grant!
Katy Michon joins Polk Lab as a PhD student
September 1 2020
Congratulations to Katy Michon, our former Research Assistant, for being accepted into the University of Michigan Psychology PhD program!
Danielle Destiny successfully defends her Honors thesis
Congratulations to Danielle Destiny, undergraduate student mentored by Drs. Lee and Vesia, for being awarded the distinction of a degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with Highest Honors for her thesis- Behavioral State-Dependent Brain Stimulation Improves Manual Dexterity.
New Paper in JoVE
February 23 2020
Congratulations to Elana Goldenkoff and Movement Science undergraduate students - Amir Mashni and Hannah Lewis, as well as our amazing RA Katy Michon on new publication: Measuring and Manipulating Functionally Specific Neural Pathways in the Human Motor System with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Now out in J Vis Exp!