Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Cynthia Chestek

Prof. Cynthia Chestek


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


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Staff

eric kennedy

Eric Kennedy

Lab Manager, Senior Animal Technician

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

Fears: Unskippable YouTube ads

Research Scientists

Paras Patel

Paras Patel, Ph.D.

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

Projects: Electrode Technology, MEMS, Dopamine Sensing

Fears: Animal crackers

Research Fellows

Philip Vu

Philip Vu, Ph.D.

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

Projects: Dexterous Finger Control, Cortical BMI

alex vaskov

Alex Vaskov, Ph.D.

B.S.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S./Ph.D.: University of Michigan

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

Graduate Students

Sam Nason

Sam Nason-Tomaszewski

B.S.: University of Florida

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

Fears: Fears…

Joey Letner

Joe Letner

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

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

Matt Mender

Matt Mender

B.S.: University of Rochester

Projects: Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Neural Coding

Fears: Spiders, dark, clowns, small spaces, heights, snakes, open water, germs, 60 Hz noise, cake donuts

Julianna Richie

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

Fears: Gas station hot dogs

Hisham Temmar

B.S.: Georgia Institute of Technology

Projects: Cortical BMI, Dexterous Finger Control, Neural Coding

Fears: Multigrain Cheerios

Joey Costello

B.S.: University of Michigan

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

Fears: White chocolate

Undergraduates

Hope Thayer

Projects: Electrode Technology

Sunny Singh

Sunny Singh

Projects: Brain-Machine Interface Technology

Olivia Lee

Projects: Dexterous Finger Control