Research Facilities

Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC)

Faculty: Jeffrey Kinsella-Shaw, Laurie Devaney and Steven Harrison

The UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) opened in June 2015.  The BIRC is housed in the David C. Phillips Communication Sciences Building, The center houses a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI scanner alongside equipment for collecting data with high-density EEG systems, eye tracking, and a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system.

Motion Analysis Lab

Faculty: Jeffrey Kinsella-Shaw and Steven Harrison

UConn DPT Lab space with RedCord System

The motion analysis lab is equipped with a 6-camera motion capture system, electromyography and multiple force plates. Research in the lab has examined aspects of sport biomechanics, visual perception, balance and fall risk. Research from the lab is published in leading journals in movement science, ecological psychology and sports healthcare.



Faculty: Sudha Srinivasan

The REINVENT lab is interested in understanding developmental trajectories of individuals with neuro-developmental disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Intellectual Disability across the lifespan. We are interested in studying how infants and children with developmental disabilities explore their physical and social environment compared to typically developing peers and the cascading effects of motor difficulties on a child’s social communication and cognitive development. 

Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Lab

Faculty: Laurie Devaney, Craig Denegar, and Maryclaire Capetta

The UConn Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) laboratory is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research division focused on the domains of human performance, injury prevention, health and safety, and personalized medicine.

The mission of SOAR is to promote lifelong physical activity to improve health and wellness through research, performance, and community outreach, for physically active individuals at risk for, or suffering from musculoskeletal injuries.