Aimee J. Nelson, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. She completed her Ph.D. at the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto, her first post-doctoral appointment at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT, and was subsequently a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellow at Toronto Western Hospital. Her academic appointment began in 2008 at the University of Waterloo and she subsequently joined McMaster University in 2012 as a Canada Research Chair, Tier 2. Her research is focused on promoting neural plasticity in brain and spinal cord for altering hand control. Her research is in basic neurophysiology and neuroimaging and her research has application in neurological injury and disease wherein hand/arm control is impaired. Her technical expertise includes Transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional, anatomical and spectral imaging, and electroencephalography.