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Solar Eclipse 2024

April 10th, 2024

Laura, Jenny, Ava, and Parth during the April 8th solar eclipse. The Thompson Lab values proper eye protection in the lab and out.

UROP Awards

April 10th, 2024

Congratulations to Parth for receiving a Summer 2024 UROP! Also, a late congratulations to Ava who received a Fall 2023 UROP!

Welcome Back Lais

February 21st, 2024

The Thompson lab is happy to welcome back our wonderful postdoc Lais. She will be working remotely and has been a massive source of support for our research team. Welcome back Lais!

A New Addition

October 2nd, 2023

Congratulations to our amazing postdoc Lais on the newest member of our lab, Francisco Perazza!

Visiting Scientist

April 29th, 2023

Dr. Chiao-nan (Joyce) Chen, PhD, PT from the Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan visits Boston.

LaDora V. Thompson Named Inaugural Travis Roy Professor

August 17th, 2017


LaDora  V. Thompson, PhD has been named the first Travis M. Roy Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences. Thompson, who arrived at BU in October from the University of Minnesota Medical School, also chairs the department of physical therapy and athletic training. She says she sees the professorship as a unique opportunity to translate basic research to clinical application—to collaborate with other scientists, students, and patients to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.

“There are experts here at Sargent College who investigate what are the optimal tools that will assist individuals to have a greater quality of life. There are also leaders in the field of technology development for those that have disabilities,” says Thompson, a physical therapist whose current research focuses on understanding how muscles function at the cellular and molecular levels.

Read the full article in BU Today