KINARM Robotic Exoskeleton

Dr. Jennifer Semrau, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, installs a KINARM robotic exoskeleton for the assessment and treatment of sensorimotor upper limb impairment in her new lab in STAR Tower.

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KAAP Presents at SFN 2018

The University of Delaware's CoBaL lab, under the direction of Dr. John Jeka, recently traveled to Neuroscience 2018, SfN's Annual Meeting, to present their work on balance control during walking. Pictured from L to R: Hendrik Reimann, David Grenet, Fernando...

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MARC ACSM Regional Meeting 2018

MARC ACSM Regional Meeting, November 2-3, 2018 The APHY Doctoral program had 9 doctoral students present at our regional meeting. Four of our students were among the doctoral award nominees including Sangeetha Nathaniel, Macarena Ramos Gonzalez, Joe Stock, and Joe...

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KINARM Robotic Exoskeleton

Dr. Jennifer Semrau, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, installs a KINARM robotic exoskeleton for the assessment and treatment of sensorimotor upper limb impairment in her new lab in STAR Tower.

KAAP Presents at SFN 2018

The University of Delaware's CoBaL lab, under the direction of Dr. John Jeka, recently traveled to Neuroscience 2018, SfN's Annual Meeting, to present their work on balance control during walking. Pictured from L to R: Hendrik Reimann, David Grenet, Fernando Vanderlinde dos Santos, Jaclyn Caccese, Tyler...

MARC ACSM Regional Meeting 2018

MARC ACSM Regional Meeting, November 2-3, 2018 The APHY Doctoral program had 9 doctoral students present at our regional meeting. Four of our students were among the doctoral award nominees including Sangeetha Nathaniel, Macarena Ramos Gonzalez, Joe Stock, and Joe Watso. Congratulations to Sangeetha from Dr. Wenner's...

CoBal Lab Recognized by Qualisys

Qualisys, a motion capture company based in Sweden, named the University of Delaware's CoBal Lab, run by Dr. John Jeka, its User of the Month for October. Dr. John Jeka, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, is internationally recognized for his work on human locomotion and balance, with a...

Explore KAAP Programs

We provide students with a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has an immediate impact on the health of society.

Meet Our New Faculty

Roxana G. Burciu
Assistant Professor
Motor Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Lab

Brain imaging and motor behavior in healthy aging and movement disorders.

– Risk of Parkinson’s disease

– Motor phenotyping in Parkinson’s disease

– Cerebellar disorders
– Neuroimaging and rehabilitation
Eric Greska
Assistant Professor
Biomechanics and Human Movement
– Implementation of interventions in athletes to reduce injury risk and increase performance for upper and lower extremities.
– Use of embedded sensors to assess patient range-of-motion and quality of life in therapy and surgical interventions
Jennifer Semrau
Assistant Professor
Sensorimotor Control and Robotic Rehabilitation Lab
Upper Limb Robotic Assessment and Rehabilitation
–  Sensorimotor Control and Learning
–  Stroke
–  Movement Disorders
–  Concussion
–  Brain Imaging
–  Brain Stimulation Technologies
Sheara Williamson
Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Physiology
– Non-pharmacologic interventions to treat hypertension
– Use of biomarkers to assess vascular health
– Race-related differences in endothelial function

KAAP Featured Research

A study at the University of Delaware is focused on teaching proper heading technique – along with neck and torso strengthening – to youth soccer players with the goal of decreasing risk of concussions. Tom Kaminski, director of Athletic Training education at UD, and Ph.D. student Victoria Wahlquist check on players throughout the season at practices and games to see how much they’re heading the ball and how heading is being coached.

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware offers grants through BrainStrong, a program to support the prevention of youth concussions. $2,500 in grant funds have enabled UD researchers to do significant pilot projects that are producing useful data for larger study. Visit https://www.chs.udel.edu/ for more info.