Principal Investigator – Scott H. Frey, Ph.D., Ed.M.
Scott H. Frey is currently the Miller Family Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri. Frey received his Ed.M. from Harvard University in Human Development with Howard Gardner, and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Cornell University with James Cutting. He subsequently re-specialized in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College and Medical School with Michael Gazzaniga and Scott Grafton.
Frey currently directs the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory, the purposes of which are to: 1) understand mechanisms underlying the organization and control of manual actions (reaching, grasping, tool and prosthetic use), and 2) use this knowledge to develop evidence-based rehabilitation strategies. A major focus of current work is on determining how mechanisms in the CNS are affected by damage to the PNS, and conversely the role of CNS plasticity in recovery of function. His approach is to seek convergent evidence using a variety of methods (functional and structural MRI, transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation, electroencephalography, electromyography, and detailed psychophysical and kinematic assessments).
Post Doctoral Fellow – Daniela Mattos, PT, MsC, Ph.D.
Dr. Mattos earned her Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy (2007) and Masters in Human Movement Science (2010) from the University of Santa Catarina State. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Science (2015) at the University of Delaware with concentration in Motor Control. During her doctoral studies (Nov/2013 - Jul/2015), worked as a visitor researcher in the Motor Control Lab at Penn State University. In August 2015 she started her Postdoctoral position at the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Lab under mentorship of Dr. Scott Frey at Washington University in Saint Louis, and in Sept/2016 she moved with the lab to the University of Missouri to continue her training. Dr. Mattos studies theories of motor control and brain plasticity to deepen the understanding of mechanisms underlying upper limb function and rehabilitation.
Research Coordinator – Kelli Buchanan, BA
Kelli earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology (2014) from the University of Missouri. She currently serves as the research coordinator for the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Lab.
Research Technologist – Brian Koenigsdorf, BS, MS
Brian earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Kansas University, Lawrence, and Masters in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington. With a background in programming, system administration and hardware repair/construction, Brian works on any hardware/software that is needed for research at RNL.