M. Levin received his Ph.D. degree in physical therapy. She is a professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, where she was the Director of the Physical Therapy Program between 2004 and 2008. Levin was trained as a physiotherapist at McGill University and received her B.S. degree in 1976 and practiced for several years at the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, where she became specialized in neurological rehabilitation. She obtained an M.S. degree in clinical sciences from the University of Montreal in 1985 followed by a Ph.D. degree in physiology from McGill University in 1990 under the directorship of Dr. Christina Hui-Chan. She completed an additional two years of postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of Montreal under the codirectorship of Drs. Yves Lamarre and Anatol G. Feldman. Between 1992 and 2004, Levin held a position as a Researcher and Professor at the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Montreal. Levin is the Former Scientific Director of the Research Centre of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, a position she held from 1997 until November 2001. She maintains two research laboratories within the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation in Montreal and supervises numerous graduate and postdoctoral students. Her research focuses on the mechanisms underlying motor deficits after brain lesions as well as the mechanisms of motor recovery and motor learning primarily regarding movements related to reaching and grasping. Her research encompasses patients with neurological deficits such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. Among her accomplishments, Levin was elected President of the International Society for Motor Control in 2005, she is a Founding Member of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation and the International Neurosciences Physical Therapy Association, branch of the WCPT, and she holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Motor Recovery and Rehabilitation.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010