Michael R. Borich, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Faculty, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Tech Training Faculty, Neuroscience Program, Emory University
Faculty Member, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Faculty Member, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program, Emory University
Director, Neural Plasticity Research Laboratory (NPRL)
Associate Director of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Associate Director, Emory Neural Engineering Center

Office: Division of Physical Therapy
1441 Clifton Rd NE, R228
Atlanta , GA 30322
Email: michael.borich@emory.edu
Phone: (404) 712-0612 (Office)

Labs: RG20A, RG36A


Dr. Borich is keenly interested in understanding and harnessing the plastic capacity of the human nervous system in health and disease in an effort to improve rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with neurologic injury and disease. His research utilizes multimodal neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques to characterize the brain structural and functional correlates of neural plasticity associated with learning and experience.


2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
2010 PhD, Rehabilitation Science (Neuroscience minor). University of Minnesota
2005 DPT, Program in Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota
2002 BA, Physiology (hon), University of Minnesota


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Awards and Honors

Pilot Grant, National Center for Neuromodulation in Neurorehabilitation, 2017

VCU-Marquette Challenge Grant, Foundation for Physical Therapy, 2017

CORRT K12 Scholar, National Institutes of Heath, 2015-Present

Clinical Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health, 2015-Present

Society for Neuroscience Chapter Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award, 2013

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Rising Star Award, 2013

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Focus on Stroke Research Fellow, 2012-2013

Associate Editor, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 2011-Present

American Physical Therapy Association Mary McMillian Scholarship Recipient, 2005