Lena Ting, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, received a Hidden Gem Award from the Emory University School of Medicine. This award recognizes faculty members who have been nominated by their departments in recognition of their outstanding, but often unnoticed or unrecognized, contributions to Emory.
“She [Ting] provides critical leadership for the Neuro-engineering center at Georgia Tech and Emory, and the Neuro community at Emory/Georgia Tech, especially in the ENTICe (Emory Neuromodulation and Innovation Center) and rehabilitative medicine,” said Ross Ethier, interim chair of the Coulter Department.
Ting’s neuromechanics lab uses a broad range of techniques from neuroscience, biomechanics, rehabilitation, robotics, and physiology to discover new principles of human movement. Discoveries made in her lab have facilitated advances in understanding movement disorders and in identifying mechanisms of rehabilitation.
In 2016, Ting was elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. She was recognized for outstanding accomplishments in neuromechanics of muscle coordination for locomotion and balance. The AIMBE College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.