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Marcel B. Lanza, PhD

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


100 Penn Street

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-3242

Education and Training

Dr. Lanza has a Ph.D. in Neuromechanics from Loughborough University (Uk), a master's in Mechanical Engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), and graduated from the Federal University of Acre (Brazil) with a BSc in Physical Education (2005). After that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in projects involving understanding the neural and morphological adaptations after the training. Currently, Dr. Lanza has a fellowship from the University of Maryland Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship (UMANRRT), and the main aim is to investigate the underlying neural and morphological mechanisms of falls after a loss of balance.

Research/Clinical Keywords

physical therapy