Jessica Pingel’s lab focuses on the development of muscular dysfunctions in patients with injuries to the central nervous system (CNS lesions) including spinal cord injuries, stroke, and cerebral palsy. Spasticity and the development of muscle contractures are major complications to individuals with CNS lesions and can affect both the upper limbs and the lower limbs. These symptoms hinder daily life activities and affect the life quality of these patients tremendously. Why and how spasticity and muscle contractures develop is still, however, an unsolved mystery. The main interest of our group is therefore to investigate pathophysiological mechanisms that lead to contracture development and spasticity.
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Pre-Medicine / Health Science