Principal Investigator: Owen N. Beck, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
The University of Texas at Austin


  • McCamish Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder
  • B.S., Humboldt State University

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Doctoral Students

Vicky Zhang


  • M.S., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Movement Science) 
  • B.S., Beijing Sport University (Kinesiology)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Kinesiology)

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Hui Tang

Texas New Scholar Fellow


  • M.S., Georgia Southern University (Health Sciences and Kinesiology)
  • M.Ed., Central China Normal University (Special Education)
  • B.S., Central China Normal University (Early Childhood Education)

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Ningzhen Zhao

Co-advised by Dr. Griffin


  • M.S., University of Texas at Austin (Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science)
  • B.A., Beijing Sport University (Sport Science)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Kinesiology)

Master’s Student

Negin Fallah


  • B.S., Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran Polytechnic (Biomedical Engineering)

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Brooke Measeles


  • B.S., University of Utah (Health and Kinesiology)

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Undergraduate Students

Jason Cullum, Kinesiology and Health Education

Kamen Wong, Biology

Caroline Fenzel, Kinesiology and Health Education

Ahan Mistry, Biology

Stacee Goldstein, Kinesiology and health education

The Human Locomotion Lab is looking to build a team of curious and motivated individuals interested in the biomechanics of human performance. We encourage individuals with unique backgrounds, identities, perspectives, and expertise to reach out about joining the lab.

Contact Dr. Beck

Prospective Graduate Students

The lab is comprised of graduate students with expertise in physiology, engineering, or related fields. If interested, please consider applying to the MCRS program and contact Dr. Beck with your research interests and a CV.

At this time, we do not anticipate any new graduate student openings.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

The lab invites undergraduate students to get involved in research. Contact Dr. Beck for further information.