Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant
University of California, Davis
Carrina joined BrainGate as the Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant for the UC Davis site in 2022. As CNRA, Carrina is one of the main lab liaisons, and her job is largely composed of data collection in the participants’ homes, along with making sure both clinical and scientific research arenas mesh smoothly and remain participant-focused. At the UC Davis Neuroprosthetics Lab, her work revolves around the goal of restoring abilities lost or affected by neurological injury/disease, specifically capabilities such as speech and reach and grasp.
Carrina graduated from UC Davis earning a double major in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (with an emphasis in Neuroscience) as well as Psychology and is hoping to pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroengineering or a related field in the future.