NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology (2017 – Present)
• M.S. Exercise Science (conc. in Biomechanics), University of Nebraska at Omaha (2017)
• B.S. Neuroscience, University of Nebraska at Omaha (2014)

Chase joined the Comparative Neuromechanics Lab with the goal of studying how people control and adapt their movement through novel environments. To that end, Chase has built a system for physically simulating reduced gravity. After having participants adapt to reduced gravity, he investigates their movement, muscle activity, and subjective experience to determine how different systems are affected by the adaptation. While this research may contribute to the development of countermeasures for the harmful effects of spaceflight, it also sheds light on the interaction between cognitive and motor systems when predicting the effects of physics.
Outside the lab, Chase enjoys playing video games, baking bread and pastries, hiking along the Chattahoochee, and hanging with his cats, Cali and Lloyd.