Christopher J. HassonAssistant Professor
- Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science
Office: 446 Richards Hall
Postdoctoral Training: Northeastern University, Department of Biology
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst (Biomechanics and Motor Control)
M.S. Ball State University (Biomechanics)
B.S. University of Delaware (Exercise Physiology)
Dr. Christopher J. Hasson is the director of the Neuromotor Systems Laboratory at Northeastern University. His research aims to understand how the complex interactions between the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems affect movement control and learning in humans. To achieve this understanding, Dr. Hasson uses a combination of techniques from neurophysiology, musculoskeletal modeling, and robotics to noninvasivly manipulate neuromuscular dynamics in living humans. This research broadly impacts society by improving rehabilitation practice and advancing the design and control of prosthetics and exoskeletons for improved dexterous motor function. Dr. Hasson received his Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and completed postdoctoral training in sensorimotor control and learning at Northeastern University, where he is now an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, with affiliate appointments in the Departments of Biology and Bioengineering.