Jing Xu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology

Email: jing.xu@uga.edu

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CV

Divya Rai

Research Professional

I’m a research professional in the CoDex lab. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's in Biological Engineering emphasis on biomedical engineering. I am interested in improving my skills in innovating medical devices used in rehabilitation research. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering in the communities, crocheting, knitting, hiking, and spending time with my family.

Graduate Students

Brooklyn Crabtree

I'm a PhD student in the CoDex lab through the ILS program. I am interested in the biomechanics, cognition, and neurophysiology behind complex motor skills. I am specifically interested in applying this research in patient populations with decreased dexterity to improve rehabilitation. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting, playing piano, reading, going for walks, and spending time with friends and family.

Patrick Ihejirika

I am a PhD student in the Codex Lab with an interest in cognitive and computational neuroscience and psychology. I am specifically interested in exploring mechanisms of motor function deterioration using computational neuroscience techniques. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing chess, exercising and hanging out with my close family and friends. 

Saraa Al Jawad

I am a PhD student in the ILS program, currently rotating in the CoDex lab. I’m interested in biomedical imaging analysis using MRI applications. I like reading and spending time with my family in my free time.

Undergraduate Students

Ana White

I am a fourth-year biology and psychology double major with an emphasis in neuroscience. I am currently working in the CoDex Lab to investigate neural pathways in hand control. Following graduation, I hope to attend medical school and ultimately work in neurology or orthopedics. I play trombone in the Redcoat Marching Band and I enjoy baking, hiking, and reading in my free time.

Graham Wolff

I am class of ‘23 here at UGA! I'm studying biology with premed intent. I am a research assistant studying how individuation of the fingers and grasping movements are related. I am incredibly excited to work in this lab and can't wait to see where it goes!

Pranav Iyer

Hi! My name is Pranav Iyer and I am a sophomore majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. Currently, I am working in the Cognition and Dexterity lab to explore how finger individuation plays a role in motor skill and rehabilitation. My research interests are sports biomechanics, cognition & dexterity, and exercise physiology as they pertain to athletes or recovering stroke patients.

Jason Zheng

I’m a third-year pre-medical student studying Biology at the University of Georgia. Currently, I am working on analyzing hand behavior in the healthy and stroke patients. I hope to use the experiences I gain from this lab in my future endeavors as a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon.

Lauren Martin

I am a rising junior majoring in biology with a pre-medicine intent. I am working in the CoDex Laboratory to help research and understand the role of hand usage in human creativity and skill learning.

Grace Yankus

I am a senior majoring in biological engineering. I’m working in the Cognition and Dexterity lab with the devices/hardware team to maintain and improve devices the lab uses to study hand control.

Kinya Williams

I am a 3rd year majoring in biology on the pre-med track. I am interested in the fields of radiology and neurology for my future career. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music (preferably R&B and hip hop), roller skating, working out, having fun, watching movies, and spending time with my favorite people.

Neda Amini

I am a second year Mechanical Engineering major, and I’m working on developing and maintaining hardware devices for studying hand control. I’m interested in seeing how the mechanical side of engineering is used to advance research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering.

Janna Shissias

I am a Junior pre-medical student at the University of Georgia, majoring in Biology with a minor in Applied Biotechnology. In the future, I desire to learn about discrepancies in healthcare and have plans to practice medicine in an underserved community. My research interests include the fields of biomechanics, neuroscience, and pharmacology. I would like to apply my research to patients with movement disorders, specifically with decreased dexterity.

Vybhavi Kotireddy

I am a freshman majoring in Biology with a Neuroscience concentration and minoring in Health Policy and Management, on the pre-med track. I am involved in working on using EEG and TMS to understand hand usage.

Evan Catellano

I am a third-year undergraduate student who is majoring in Exercise and Sports Science. Currently, I am working in the Cognition and Dexterity lab to analyze hand behavior in healthy cerebral palsy patients, while also assisting in the strop motor task. I hope to utilize the knowledge and experience I gain in this lab to aid my future pursuit in the medical field.

Alumni

Aishwarya Venkataraj

Department of Computer Science

Hildy Newman

Department of Kinesiology

Mousa Javidialsaadi

Department of Kinesiology/Neuromechanics UW-Milwaukee

Shellie Xu

Department of MicroBiology

Tanvi Pucha

Department of Psychology

Deyana Hines

Department of Biological Engineering

Victor Philippe

Department of Computer Systems Engineering

Joshua Medina

Department of Exercises and Sports Science

Joshua Pascal

Department of Exercises and Sports Science

Reva Bagi

Department of Biochemistry and Pre-med Track/UT-Knoxville

Kasra Ghaffari

Department of Computer Systems Engineering

Cydney Barnes

Department of Biological Engineering

Kipling Len

Department of Biochemical Engineering