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Gruben to deliver Wednesday Nite @ the Lab presentation on ‘Walking and Strokes’

January 05, 2016

UW-Madison’s Kreg Gruben will be the featured speaker at this week's Wednesday Nite @ the Lab ​event on Jan. 6.

Gruben, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Walking and Strokes: A Delicate Balance.”

Kreg Gruben
Human walking requires precise muscular control, which is disrupted by a stroke. Researchers are making discoveries that explain how this control maintains upright posture. Scientists are also learning how muscular control is altered by neurological injury. This knowledge is helping stroke victims to walk again.

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab is a weekly event that runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and is open to the public. The talks, which are free, are held in Room 1111 of the Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building.

Gruben earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign before pursuing his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His primary research interests focus on biomechanics, motor control, and human locomotion. Gruben also serves as the director of the UW Neuromuscular Coordination Lab.

WN@tL runs every Wednesday night, 50 times a year, and the topics cover the full range of science, engineering and technology research at UW-Madison, from astronomy to zoology, and from bioethics to biomedical engineering. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they describe their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. Join the discussion as learners of all ages find out more and share their ideas, questions and insights.