Professor and Chair
University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Buffalo, New York – United States
Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, Ph.D. FACRM Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo and has a Voluntary Professor at Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY. Dr. Sisto is the Director Biomechanics, Behavior and Human Movement Lab at the University at Buffalo and was previously the Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance Laboratory at Stony Brook University. Her existing and prior labs focus on the study of rehabilitation interventions to improve function and quality of life for neurorehabilitation and orthopedic populations, primarily in spinal cord injury (SCI). Dr. Sisto also has a strong affiliation with the NeuroRecovery network that provides activity-based therapies, such as locomotor training, to promote recovery from neurologic injury in adults. Most recently, Dr. Sisto has focused on neuromodulation approaches to facility spinal neuromuscular networks and is funded to examine these effects with neurorehabilitation approaches. As a physical therapist, her research focuses on developing therapeutic interventions using principles of activity-dependent plasticity that may be further facilitated by neuromodulation approaches while considering the neurobiology of motor control and walking. Dr. Sisto partners with basic scientists and engineers as a collaborative team conducting bi-directional translational research. Her basic science questions are derived from her years of clinical knowledge in SCI that are unable to be answered in the human model. Dr. Sisto’s research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, NYS Department of Health, NIDILRR and the Foundation for Physical Therapy. She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM, 2011). Dr. Sisto received a B.S. in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University and her Masters and Ph.D. from NYU in pathokinesiology and motor control and completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the NJ NIH Cooperative Research Center.
Tuesday, November 5
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 6
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM