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Karen Minassian

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

ORCID: 0000-0003-4197-6141
T +43 1 40400 19720


Locomotion; Spinal Cord; Spinal Cord Injuries; Spinal Cord Stimulation

Selected publications

  1. Wagner, F.B. et al., 2018. Targeted neurotechnology restores walking in humans with spinal cord injury. Nature, 563(7729), pp.65-71. Available at:
  2. Formento, E. et al., 2018. Electrical spinal cord stimulation must preserve proprioception to enable locomotion in humans with spinal cord injury. Nature Neuroscience, 21(12), pp.1728-1741. Available at:
  3. Minassian, K. et al., 2017. The Human Central Pattern Generator for Locomotion: Does It Exist and Contribute to Walking? The Neuroscientist, 23(6), pp.649-663. Available at:
  4. Danner, S.M. et al., 2015. Human spinal locomotor control is based on flexibly organized burst generators. Brain, 138(3), pp.577-588. Available at:
  5. Minassian, K. et al., 2007. Posterior root-muscle reflexes elicited by transcutaneous stimulation of the human lumbosacral cord. Muscle & Nerve, 35(3), pp.327-336. Available at: