Research Team

Our Team

Our research team includes leading neurologists, neuroscientists, clinicians, engineers, computer scientists, neurosurgeons, mathematicians, and other researchers – all focused on developing technologies to restore the communication, mobility, and independence of people with neurologic disease, injury, or limb loss.

Team Members

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Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Neurocritical Care and Acute Stroke Services, Department of Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Engineering

Brown University

Director, VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Providence VA Medical Center

Senior Lecturer on Neurology

Harvard Medical School

John Donoghue, PhD

Henry Merritt Wriston Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Brown University

VA Senior Career Research Scientist

Providence VA Medical Center

Director

Wyss Center

Jaimie Henderson, MD

Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Stanford University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL)

Stanford University

John and Jene Blume — Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor

Bob Kirsch, PhD

Chairman, Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Director, FES Center, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Krishna Shenoy, PhD

Professor of Engineering, Co-Director, Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL)

Stanford University

Investigator

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bolu Ajiboye, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Biomedical Engineering Research Scientist, FES Center, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

John Donoghue, PhD

Henry Merritt Wriston Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Brown University

VA Senior Career Research Scientist

Providence VA Medical Center

Director

Wyss Center

Jaimie Henderson, MD

Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Stanford University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL)

Stanford University

John and Jene Blume — Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor

Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Neurocritical Care and Acute Stroke Services, Department of Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Engineering

Brown University

Director, VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Providence VA Medical Center

Senior Lecturer on Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Bob Kirsch, PhD

Chairman, Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Director, FES Center, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Arto Nurmikko, PhD

Professor of Engineering

Brown University

Krishna Shenoy, PhD

Professor of Engineering, Co-Director, Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL)

Stanford University

Investigator

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

John Simeral, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research), Engineering

Brown University

Biomedical Engineer, VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Providence VA Medical Center

Yuliya Mironovas

Neurotechnology Trials Unit Project Manager

Massachusetts General Hospital

Dave Rosler

Senior Neural Interfaces Program Manager

Providence VA Medical Center

Senior Research Associate

Brown University

Beth Travers

Senior Laboratory Manager and BrainGate Team Manager

Brown University

Susan Fasoli, ScD

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Visiting Scientist in Engineering

Brown University

Research Health Scientist, Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology

Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI

Beata Jarosiewicz, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Stanford University

Carlos Vargas-Irwin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Brown University

Michael Black, PhD

Brown University

David Borton, PhD

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Brown University

Matthew Harrison, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics

Brown University

Hunter Peckham, PhD

Case Western Reserve University

Eric Sudderth, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Brown University

Wilson Truccolo, PhD

Pablo J. Salame '88 Goldman Sachs Assistant Professor of Computational Neuroscience

Brown University

Marguerite Bowker, RNBS, CIP

Clinical Research Nurse Manager, VA Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Providence VA Medical Center

Sydney Cash, MD, PhD

Associate Neurologist

Massachusetts General Hosptial

Associate Professor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Emad Eskandar, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Harvard Medical School

Attending Neurosurgeon, Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program

Massachusetts General Hospital

Carol Grant, RN-BSN

Research Nurse, Department of Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Stephen Mernoff, MD

Chief, Neurology Section

Providence VA Medical Center

Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinical)

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jonathan Miller, MD

Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery George R. and Constance P. Lincoln Endowed Chair

University Hospitals Case Medical Center Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Jennifer Sweet, MD

Attending Neurosurgeon

Department of Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Ben Walter, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Penni and Stephen Weinberg Master Clinician in Brain Health

Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine

Director, Movement Disorders Division

University Hospitals - Case Medical Center

Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program, Movement Disorders Center

University Hospitals - Case Medical Center

Sharlene Flesher

Postdoctoral Scholar

Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory, Stanford University

Daniel Thengone, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brown University

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Non-Employee)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Vamsidhar Chavakula, MD

Neurosurgery Resident

Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Visiting Scientist in Engineering

Brown University

David Lin, MD

Clinical Fellow in Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Visiting Scientist in Engineering

Brown University

Damien Lesenfantes, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brown University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Providence VA Medical Center

Sergey Stavisky, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stanford University

Frank Willet, PhD

Biomedical Engineer

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland FES Center

Postdoctoral Scholar

Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory, Stanford University

Marco Vilela, PhD

Senior Research Associate, School of Engineering

Brown University

Brian Franco

Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant, Department of Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Tommy Hosman

Research Engineer

Brown University

Jessica Kelemen

Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant, Department of Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Bill Memberg

Senior Biomedical Engineer

Case Western Reserve University

Senior Biomedical Engineer, FES Center of Excellence, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Brian Murphy, PhD

Case Western Reserve University

Jad Saab

Senior Systems Engineer

Brown University

Kaitlin Wilcoxen

Graduate Student

Neuroscience, Brown University

David Brandman, MD

PhD Candidate (Neuroscience)

Brown University

Senior Neurosurgical Resident

Dalhousie University

Michael Burkhart

PhD Candidate, Division of Applied Mathematics

Brown University

Cale Crowder

Graduate Student

Case Western Reserve University

Miriam Madsen

MD/PhD Candidate, Division of Applied Mathematics

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Daniel Milstein

Undergraduate Student

Brown University

Anisha Rastogi

Graduate Student

Case Western Reserve University

Jose Albites Sanabria

Graduate Student

Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

Daniel Young

Graduate Student

Case Western Reserve University

Biomedical Engineer

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland FES Center

Mark Hays

Undergraduate Student

Brown University

Shirin Tooloee

Undergraduate Student

Brown University

Alexander Lo

Undergraduate Student

Brown University

Benjamin Shanahan

Undergraduate Student

Brown University

Naryan Murthy

Undergraduate Student

Brown University

Christine Blabe

Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant, Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory

Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery

Johnny Ciancibello

Graduate Student

Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

Daniel Bacher

Brown University

Etsub Berhanu

Massachusetts General Hospital

James Besancon

Brown University

Cynthia Chestek, PhD

Stanford University

Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Neurosurgery Department, Stanford University

Postdoctoral Scholar

Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University

Andy Cornwell, PhD

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Case Western Reserve University

Jake Donoghue, PhD

Brown University

Jessica Feldman

Brown University

Vikash Gilja, PhD

Stanford University

Laurie Barefoot, RN, NP, CCRC

Massachusetts General Hospital

Mark Homer, PhD

Brown University

Erin Hoops

Brown University

S. Phil Kim, PhD

Brown University

Brandon King

Brown University

Damien Lesenfantes, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brown University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Providence VA Medical Center

Tanya Lewis

Brown University

Lev Litichevskiy

Brown University

Jie Liu, PhD

Brown University

Wasim Malik, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Brown University

Chethan Pandarinath, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stanford University

Nicolas Masse, PhD

Brown University

Evan Matteson

Brown University

David Menzer, PhD

Research Health Scientist, VA Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service

Providence VA Medical Center

Visiting Researcher, Department of Neuroscience

Brown University

Danae Metaxa-Kakvouli

Brown University

Tomislav Milekovic, PhD

Brown University

Katie (Centrella) Newell, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Erin (Gallivan) Oakley

MGH

Yun Park, PhD

Brown University

Janos Perge, PhD

Brown University

N. Stevenson Potter, MD, PhD

Brown University

Caroline Raclin

Massachusetts General Hospital

Adam Sachs, MD

Stanford University

Jose Albites Sanabria

Graduate Student

Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

Nick Schmansky

Senior Software Engineer

Massachusetts General Hospital

Ammar Shaikhouni, MD

Brown University

Andrew Jones

Undergraduate Student

Brown University

Brittany Sorice

Massachusetts General Hospital

Camille Spencer-Salmon

Brown University

Sergey Stavisky, PhD

Brown University

Mark St. Louis

Brown University

Dawn Taylor, PhD

Case Western Reserve University

Anish Sarma

Research Engineer

Brown University

Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant

Massachusetts General Hospital

Kathryn Tringale

Brown University

Massachusetts General Hospital

Blaise Yvert, PhD

Brown University

Shaomin Zhang, PhD

Brown University

Partner Institutions

Brown Case Western Reserve University MGH Stanford School of Medicine DVA