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Vincent Chi Kwan Cheung
張智鈞
Assistant Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

E-mail:    vckc [no spam] @cuhk.edu.hk
Phone:   +852 3943 9389

Address:  Room 322A, 3/F, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, CUHK, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
 
 

My research focuses on understanding how the brain and spinal cord cooperate to generate motor behaviors and to enable learning of new motor skills, and how such knowledge can be applied to improving neurorehabilitation strategies for stroke survivors.  Some specific questions I am interested in include:

1. How are the activations of the many muscles in the limb coordinated during daily movements, and during learning of a new motor task?
2. How are muscle activations disrupted in stroke survivors?
3. What is the role of the primary motor cortex in motor control and motor learning?

Working with Emilio Bizzi and Ki Ann Goosens at MIT and other collaborators, I have approached the above questions with behavioral, electrophysiological, computational, molecular, and imaging tools.

At MIT I have taught several classes in motor control and neuroanatomy.  I also co-directed (with Christiane Schreiweis at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology at Leipzig, Germany) a course in evolutionary neuroscience for MIT undergraduate and graduate students.

In addition, I am an active freelance pianist and chamber musician in the Boston area.  I was a member of the MIT Chamber Music Society, and currently, a participant of the Harvard Medical School Chamber Music Society and the Harvard Law School Chamber Music Society.