Nishal Shah, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Stanford University

Nishal received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. During his PhD, he studied visual encoding in the retina and worked towards a prosthesis that modulates neural activity for restoring sight in blind people. Since 2020, he has been part of the BrainGate team and a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Krishna Shenoy and Dr. Jaimie Henderson of the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory. He is currently interested in studying the neural representation of complex and rapid movements, and building decoders for arbitrary hand gestures, ten-finger typing and handwriting. He is a recipient of the ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral fellowship.

Partner Institutions

Brown Emory University Harvard Medical School MGH Stanford School of Medicine University of California, Davis DVA