Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Prof. Cynthia Chestek

B.S./M.S.: Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D.: Stanford University

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Staff

Eric Kennedy

B.S.: Grand Valley State University
M.S.: Michigan State University

Lab Manager, Senior Animal Technician

Josh Woods

B.S.E.: University of Michigan

Embedded Systems Technician

Research Scientists

Paras Patel, Ph.D.

B.S.E.: University of California, Berkeley
M.S./Ph.D.: University of Michigan

Projects: Electrode Technology, MEMS, Dopamine Sensing

Research Fellows

Philip Vu, Ph.D.

B.S.E.: University of Florida
M.S./Ph.D.: University of Michigan

Projects: Dexterous Finger Control, Cortical BMI

Graduate Students

Elissa Welle

B.S.: Cornell University

Projects: Electrode Technology, Cortical BMI, MEMS, Peripheral Nerve Recording

Sam Nason

B.S.: University of Florida

Projects: Implantable Recording Modules, Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Electrical Stimulation

Alex Vaskov

B.S.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Projects: Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Peripheral Nerve Control

Joe Letner

B.S.E.: University of Michigan
M.S.E.: University of Michigan

Projects: Electrode Technology, Neuron Localization, Cortical BMI, MEMS

Matt Mender

B.S.: University of Rochester

Projects: Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Neural Coding

Julianna Richie

B.S.: Southern Illinois University

Projects: Electrode Technology, MEMS, Invertebrate Neural Recording

Dylan Wallace

B.S.E.: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Projects: Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Hand Exoskeleton

Hisham Temmar

B.S.: Georgia Institute of Technology

Projects: Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Neural Coding

Joey Costello

B.S.: University of Michigan

Projects: Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Implantable Recording Modules

Undergraduates

Naia North

Projects: Assistive Technology

Hao (Johnny) Shen

Projects: Electrode Technology

Hope Thayer

Projects: Electrode Technology

Justin Zhang

Projects: Brain-Machine Interface Technology

Sunny Singh

Projects: Brain-Machine Interface Technology