Joan Stilling, M.D., M.Sc.Research AssociateJoan received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with a biomedical specialization from McGill University, and her MD and MSc in neuroscience from the University of Calgary, Canada. She completed her medical residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is currently a research associate and physiatrist investigating methods of non-invasive brain stimulation for use in stroke rehabilitation.
Manuel Anaya, M.D.Sr. Research SpecialistManuel earned his MD from the Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud in Bogotá, Colombia. Where he completed his internship at San José Hospital. His research interest include neurological illness, recovery, plasticity and motor learning. He is interested in the mechanisms that underly motor learning and recovery after neurological injury and in most efficient ways to implement new therapies for these injuries.
Kendra Cherry-Allen, Ph.D., PT, DPTPost-Doctoral FellowKendra Cherry-Allen is a postdoctoral fellow, a physical therapist and a member of the research team in the NIBS clinical program. She has clinical experience working in acute care and outpatient settings treating patients with complex neurological conditions. Dr. Cherry-Allen’s research involves 1) investigating the mechanisms that underlie motor learning, 2) developing interventions that promote motor learning in people recovering from neurological illness or injury and 3) studying the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to augment neurorehabilitation.
Julia Falkenklous, PT, DPT, NCSPhysical TherapistJulia is a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist. She has a passion for working with the neurologic population with a special interest in patients post-stoke in the acute care and outpatient settings. She is currently involved in treating patients in the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute high intensity program and the NIBS program.
Caroline Griffin, OTR/L, RYTOccupational Therapist Caroline Griffin is a board-certified and Maryland-licensed occupational therapist. Her current passion is treating adults with neurologic conditions. She enjoys discovering new ways to help improve her clients’ quality of life.
Allison Nogi, PT, DPT, NCSPhysical Therapist Board-Certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy Allison Nogi is a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist. She has a passion for working with individuals with neurologic dysfunction, helping them optimize their motor recovery. Her other clinical interests include treating individuals with dizziness and balance impairments.
Princess Filippi, OTR/LOccupational TherapistPrincess is an occupational therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist who loves to work with individuals with neurological and orthopedic conditions and help them regain functional use of their hands. Her other clinical interests include prosthetic training, custom orthotic fabrication and mentorship of other occupational therapists and budding hand therapists.
Jake Sinkowitz, B.S.
Jake is from Manhattan Beach, California, and graduated from UC Berkeley where he received his BS in microbiology, and conducted research on maize genetics. His current research interests lie in the NIBS Clinical Program. He enjoys listening to house music, identifying plants and mushrooms, and playing sports in his free time.