News & Updates

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!

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.


Congratulations, Jordan!

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!

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!

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!

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.


Congratulations, Jordan!

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!

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!

Read more at the Edward Ginsberg Center

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!

Read more at the Ford School News

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


Congratulations Taraz!

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


Congratulations Elana!

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

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

April 2020


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!