Laboratory of Integrative Motor Behaviour (LIMB)

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Current Research Staff

Research Staff

Simone Appaqaq portrait.Simone Appaqaq

Simone moved to the big city to pursue an education in Veterinary Technology at St. Lawrence College. Graduating with distinction in the spring of 2011, she accepted a one year position with the Dorris Lab. In May of 2012, she joined the Scott Lab as a Laboratory Technologist.

Blank portrait.Mary Jo Demers

Mary Jo is a physiotherapist who joined the lab in November 2006. She has an undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor, Ontario, 1985. A second undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Queen's University, Kingston, 1989, and has been working at Providence Care, St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital since 1989, primarily in Stroke Rehabilitation. She is currently working on a stroke project funded by CIHR.

Kim Moore portrait.Kim Moore

Kim is the senior laboratory technologist and is responsible for the day to day operation of the lab. She graduated from St. Lawrence College (Kingston) in 1992 and is a member of CALAS.

Catherine Lowrey, PhD

Catherine joined the lab in September of 2012. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Human Kinetics. She went on to complete her MSc in Biomechanics with Lori Vallis and her PhD in Neurophysiology with Leah Bent. Her doctoral work focused on cutaneous and muscle receptor contribution to proprioception. Her current focus is understanding how the coupling between voluntary arm movement and associated postural adjustments is impacted with brain injury.

Sebastian Scott

(Summer 2019)

Sebastian is working in the lab as a research assistant for the summer. He is currently studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology for his BSc at the University of Toronto and hopes to pursue grad school in the future.

Technology Development

Helen Bretzke portrait.Helen Bretzke, BA, BSc

Helen administers the lab's databases and writes software to process and analyze experimental data. She also writes task programs for KINARM robotic labs.  She received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto (2006) and another in Drama from Queen's (1990).

Blank portrait.Mike Lewis

Mike is the Computing Systems Technologist working in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies. He is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the computer systems, servers, and network equipment within the group.

Blank portrait.Sean Hickman

Sean is the lab's Mechanical Technologist. He is involved in new product development, maintenance and repair of equipment.

Blank portrait.Ethan Heming, PhD

Ethan writes task programs and maintains our KINARM robotic labs. He completed two undergraduate degrees in physics (BSc) and psychology (BA) from the University of Calgary, followed by a MSc in Neuroscience at the same institution. He recently completed his PhD in Neuroscience at Queen's.