MU Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. alumna contributes to Parkinson’s study

Angela Ridgel earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Marshall University in 2000 and is now Assistant Professor at Kent State University. She started studying walking in insects and robots in Dr. Sasha Zill’s lab (and as a postdoc at Case Western), but is now conducting research on walking in patients with Parkinson’s disease. She has found that they benefit greatly from intense exercise.

Cycling for a cure - assisted exercise shows positive benefits for Parkinson's patients

 

 

 

 

Her work was recognized and is featured on the cover of Kent State’s online magazine and on MSNBC. It currently can be found by clicking the links below:

MSNBC video about Ridgel’s research of tandem cycling and Parkinson’s disease patients

Please take a moment to read this amazing research completed by a Marshall University Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. alumna. Approximately 6,000,000 people are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, and Dr. Ridgel’s research just might help alleviate some of their symptoms.

To learn more about Dr. Sasha Zill’s research, please visit the Marshall University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program website.