On-Yee “Amy” Lo, Ph.D.
Dr. Lo is a post-doctoral research fellow funded by a NIA T32 grant with the BIDMC/Harvard Translational Research in Aging Training Program. Dr. Lo’s career goal is to understand the supraspinal control of locomotion and to translate research findings to enhance mobility and prevent falls in older adults. Under the mentorships of Drs. Brad Manor and Lewis Lipsitiz, her current research project combines previous trainings in physical therapy, biomechanics, and neurophysiology with advanced neural imaging and brain stimulation technologies to: 1) Identify the functional brain connectivity associated with single- and dual-task walking (i.e. the ability to concurrently perform a cognitive task while walking); and 2) Determine whether modulating cortical excitability can improve gait and cognitive performance, as well as functional brain connectivity.
Dr. Lo received a B.S. in Physical Therapy from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan, a M.A. in Pathokinesiology from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Human Physiology from University of Oregon.
Phone: (617) 971-5331