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Eric Perreault

Vice President for Research, Northwestern University

Eric Perrault is Vice President for Research at Northwestern University, and leads Northwestern’s Office for Research. He joined the University faculty in 2002 and has joint appointments in the McCormick School of Engineering, the Feinberg School of Medicine and at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He has served as associate dean for research administration and oversight at McCormick, and previously, as chair of biomedical engineering at Northwestern, where he led the department’s expansion to Northwestern’s medical campus and assisted in establishing two new research centers that connect biomedical engineering faculty to collaborators across the University. He also is a leader in NURTURE: Northwestern University Recruitment to Transform Under-Representation and achieve Equity. Eric Perreault’s research group focuses on the neural and biomechanical mechanisms involved in controlling movement and posture and how these change following events such as stroke or spinal cord injury. He earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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