Lab Alumni

Over the past 20 years more than 60 mentees (undergraduates, graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists, and volunteers) have trained with the Thompson research team. Undergraduate students completed honor’s theses or directed research studies. Graduate students successfully defended Master theses. PhDs, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists participated in advanced training, and volunteers had fun!

These 60 mentees live around the world and participate in the scientific process in many ways. Below are a few examples of former lab members.

Former Post-doctoral Fellows

  • Dawn Lowe,  Professor, Department of Rehab Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • LeAnn Snow, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehab Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • JongHee Kim, Associate Professor and Chair, Hanyang University
  • Lisa Ferguson-Stegall, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Hamline University
  • Cory Baumann, Post-doc fellow, Department of Rehab Medicine, University of Minnesota

Former PhD Students

  • Reid Nelson, Professor, Health and Human Performance, Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Otto Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • LeAnn Snow, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehab Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Chiao-nan Chen, Associate Professor, YangMing University
  • Danielle (Brunjes) Templeton, Clinical Trials Manager, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Ted Graber, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, East Carolina University
  • Haiming Liu, Post-doc fellow, University of Washington

Former MS Students

  • Mike Sandmann, Physical Therapist, Wilsonville, OR
  • Scott Johnson, Physical Therapist, Windsor, CO
  • Jon Groskreutz, Physical Therapist, Orange City, IA
  • Manesi Volpe, Physician
  • Kerri Petro, Physical Therapist, Sammamish, Washington
  • Pooja Arora, Physical Therapist
  • Selena Zheng, Physician, Williston Park, NY

Former Boston University Undergraduate Students

  • Basya Pearlmutter, Research Assistant, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Julimar Avila, Graduate Student, Boston University/Metropolitan College, MA