Lab Members

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Faculty and Staff

Name   Info
Cynthia Chestek, Ph.D. Cindy

(cchestek at umich dot edu)

Email Policy

B.S./M.S.: Case Western Reserve University

Ph.D.: Stanford University

Eric Kennedy eric_kennedy

(kennede at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

B.S.: Grand Valley State

M.S.: Michigan State

Julianna Richie

jmrichie at umich dot edu

Hometown: Alton, IL

B.S. Southern Illinois University

 

Postdocs and Fellows

Name   Info Projects/Interests
Paras Patel, Ph.D.

(parasp at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

B.S.E.: UC Berkeley

M.S./Ph.D.: University of Michigan

Electrode Technology
Philip Vu, Ph.D.

(philipv at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Melbourne, FL

B.S.E.: University of Florida

M.S./Ph.D.: University of Michigan

Dexterous Finger Control

Cortical BMI

 

Current Graduate Students

Name   Info Projects/Interests
Chrono Nu

(chrono at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Cedar Mill, OR

B.S.: Westminster College (SLC)

Cortical BMI

Dexterous Finger Control

Computational Neuroscience

Neuronal Network Analyses

Elissa Welle  

(elissajw at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

B.S.: Cornell University

Electrode Technology

Cortical BMI

MEMS

Peripheral Nerve Recording

Sam Nason

(samnason at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Lake Worth, FL

B.S.: University of Florida

Implantable Recording Modules

Dexterous Finger Control

Cortical BMI

Electrical Stimulation

Alex Vaskov alex_vaskov

(akvaskov at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

B.S.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dexterous Finger Control

Cortical BMI

Peripheral Nerve Control

Joey Letner

(letnerj at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Lansing, MI

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

Electrode Technology

Neuron Localization

Cortical BMI

MEMS

Matt Mender

(mmender at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Glens Falls, NY

B.S.: University of Rochester

Cortical BMI

Dexterous Finger Control

Neural Coding

 

Undergraduates

Name   Info Projects/Interests
 Naia North  

(naia at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Waikoloa, HI

 Assistive Technology
Josh Woods

(woodjosh at umich dot edu)

Hometown: Evart, MI

Electrode Technology

 

Alumni

Name   Position / Degree Current Position
Prof. David Thompson, Ph.D. Post-Doc Assistant Professor, ECE Dept. Kansas State University
Dr. J. Nicole Bentley, M.D. Research Fellow Neurosurgeron, Emory
Dr. Karen Schroeder, Ph.D. Ph.D., 2016  Post-doc, Columbia University 
Dr. Zachary Irwin, Ph.D. Ph.D., 2016  Post-doc, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Michael Kobylarek BSE, 2016 Vice President of Product Management at Man La Mode, Inc.
Mackenna Hill BSE, 2017 Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University
Ciara Caldwell MS, 2018 Johnson & Johnson
Autumn Bullard PhD, 2019 Exponent