Wendy Murray

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Wendy Murray is a Full Professor at Northwestern University, directs the Applied Research in Musculoskeletal Simulation (ARMS) laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and is a Research Scientist at the Edward Hines VA Medical Center. The foundation for her work is the development of biomechanical models that accurately represent the mechanical actions of the upper extremity muscles. The models and anatomical databases she has shared have been cited hundreds of times. Her research program aims to better understand and help improve function of the disabled upper limb. Her work has relevance for motor control, control systems for exoskeletons and prosthetics, restoration of function following cervical spinal cord injury, rehabilitation following stroke, orthopaedic interventions for osteoarthritis, and prevention of injuries in baseball pitching. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Society of Biomechanics, serves on the Executive Board of the US National Committee on Biomechanics, and served as President of the American Society of Biomechanics in 2018.