Max J. Kurz, Ph.D.

Max J. Kurz, Ph.D.


Biography and Research Interest

Dr. Kurz is a scientist in the Institute for Human Neuroscience and Director of the Physiology of Walking & Engineering Rehabilitation (PoWER) Laboratory. His research program uses a blend of multimodal neuroimaging (EEG, MEG, sMRI) and advanced biomechanical engineering methods to uncover the neurophysiology of how individuals make cognitive-motor decisions, integrate sensory information, and generate motor actions. Primary areas of interest include igniting beneficial neuroplasticity in children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (i.e., cerebral palsy, Down syndrome) for improved mobility. In addition, his research is directed at the development of innovative rehabilitative solutions.


Doane University, B.S. 1994

University of Nebraska-Omaha, M.S., 1997

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. 2006
Neuroscience and Behavior


Dr. Kurz has published over 90 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts that have appeared in tier-one journals such as Cerebral Cortex, NeuroImage, NeuroImage: Clinical, Journal of Biomechanics, and Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. His research has had sustained support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other industry sponsored contracts.