Senior Research Scientist
Sohah Saleh, PhD, is a senior research scientist in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering at Kessler Foundation. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Saleh leads the Advanced Rehabilitation Neuroimaging Lab at the Foundation and is a principal investigator on several funded research studies. She investigates the underlying mechanisms of neuromuscular function, specifically neural networks involved in motor learning and control, and neuroplasticity after injury and in response to rehabilitation interventions.
To better understand diseases, injury, and rehabilitation-related recovery mechanisms, Dr. Saleh incorporates neuroimaging techniques to improve intervention outcomes in individuals with motor disabilities. Dr. Saleh’s research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms of motor learning and on neuromodulation methods to re-normalize brain connectivity in individuals with motor deficits. Her most recent studies are focused on brain plasticity following exoskeleton training in incomplete spinal cord injury and robotic exoskeleton gain training during acute stroke rehabilitation.