Our group, the Brain Interfacing Laboratory, is interested in the applicability of brain-machine interfaces as a platform technology for a variety of brain-related medical conditions, particularly stroke and epilepsy. This research spans both preclinical models and human clinical studies.
My graduate work focused on the development of intracortical neural prostheses. These systems interface with the brain and use mathematical models to control computer cursors and robotic arms. These efforts yielded the highest performing communication brain-machine interfaces demonstrated to date. Based on these results, we entered into a clinical trial and successfully translated our earlier findings to high-performance neural prostheses with human participants.