Julia Choi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neurophysiology, University of Copenhagen (2011-2013)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, Emory University & Georgia Institute of Technology (2009-2011)
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2009)
  • B.S. Physiology, McGill University (2002)

Choi CV
Locomotion Neuromechanics Lab

Contact Info

FLG 132C | Yon 12
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1718 | juliachoi@ufl.edu 


Julia Choi, Ph.D., joined the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in August 2019.  Prior to joining the University of Florida, she was an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts (2014-2019).  Dr. Choi’s research is focused on the neurophysiology and biomechanics of human locomotion.  She has a special interest in gait rehabilitation.  Her research program integrates neuroscience, biomechanics, rehabilitation and engineering to address both fundamental and clinically-relevant research questions about human locomotor plasticity.  Her recent research contributions include a series of papers on human locomotor adaptation and learning published in Nature Neuroscience, Brain, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Physiology and Journal of Experimental Biology.  Choi’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Whitaker International Program, and Danish Medical Research Council.

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms for acquisition, consolidation and generalization of locomotor skills
  • Neural contral of human walking
  • Mobility and gait adaptability in older adults
  • Neuroscience-based gait rehabilitation