Team Members

David Franklin

Prof. Dr. David Franklin

Prof. Franklin studied human physiology and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2005 from the Department of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (Canada) in Ted Milner's group. He worked as a researcher at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (Kyoto, Japan) from 1999 to 2006 in the laboratory of Mitsuo Kawato. He then spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow in Daniel Wolpert's group in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (U.K.). In 2010 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust RCD Fellowship and started the Neuromechanics Group at the University of Cambridge. In 2016, he moved to TUM as the Professor for Neuromuscular Diagnostics.

email: david.franklin (at)


Postdoctoral Fellows

Doctoral Students

Justinas Cesonis

Justinas Cesonis studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a Masters degree. He moved to TUM in 2016 and is working on a PhD investigating computational models of motor control. His specific interests include feedback modulation and control of human reaching movement.

email: justinas.cesonis (at)

Marion Forano

Marion Forano comes from France. After two years studying in Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, she obtained her Bachelor degree in Adapted Physical Activity in Nice, France. In 2016 she received her Master in Human Movement Science from Aix-Marseille University with a research project on vision, proprioception and online control. She started her PhD at TUM, working on motor learning and internal models.

email: marion.forano (at)


Sonja Schubmann

Sonja joined the lab in 2017 and is responsible for office management and administration. Her office hours are 10am - 3pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Visiting Members

Robert Bauer

Robert Bauer is working on the visual guidance of reaching movements


Postdoctoral fellows

Dr. Christian Stockinger (BMW group)


Student Interns

Filipa Pereira (University of Porto)

Sarah Barreto Ornellas (Yale)