Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D.

Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D. agunduz@bme.ufl.edu
Brain Mapping Laboratory

1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J283, Gainesville, FL 32611

T: (352) 273-6877
F: (352) 273-9221

Associate Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor & Diversity Officer

Human brain mapping, neuromodulation and neural interfacing


B.S., Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001
M.S., Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2003
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL , 2008
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Neurology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2011

Research Summary:

Dr. Gunduz’s research is focused on finding precursors to behavior and aftereffects of stimulation in neural networks through electrophysiology and bioimaging. Her lab aims to translate this knowledge into clinical diagnostic and therapeutic systems to improve quality of life of those suffering from neurological disorders. Gunduz works with many clinical populations, such as neurosurgical patients with epilepsy and movement disorders (Tourette’s syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease), as well as stroke patients undergoing neurorehabilitation.

Honors and Awards:

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2019
  • UF Research Foundation Professor, 2019-2022
  • UF Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award, 2019
  • UF Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award of Excellence, 2018-2019
  • UF Preeminence Term Professor, 2017-2020
  • J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2017-2020
  • Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award, 2017
  • UF Provost’s Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, 2017
  • Research Excellence Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2016
  • Senior Member of IEEE, 2016
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroprosthetics, 2016
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2016
  • International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering Early Career Award, 2015
  • UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Scholar, 2015

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

F. Lotte, J.S. Brumberg, P. Brunner, A. Gunduz, A.L. Ritaccio, C. Guan, G. Schalk, “Electrocorticographic Representations of Segmental Features in Continuous Speech,” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, art. 97, 2015.

A. Gunduz, H.Morita , P.J. Rossi et al., “Proceedings of the Second Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: What’s in the Pipeline,” International Journal of Neuroscience, 19:1-31, 2014.

J. Kubanek, P. Brunner, A. Gunduz, D. Poeppel, G. Schalk, “The tracking of speech envelope in the human cortex,” PLoS One, 8(1): e53398, 2013.

C.M. Potes*, A. Gunduz*, P. Brunner, G. Schalk, “Dynamics of electrocorticographic (ECoG) activity in human temporal and frontal cortical areas during music listening”, NeuroImage, 61(4): 841-8, 2012. *Co-first authors.

A. Gunduz, P. Brunner, A.L. Ritaccio, E.C. Leuthardt, B. Pesaran, G. Schalk, “Decoding covert spatial attention using electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals in humans,” NeuroImage, 60(4): 2285-93, 2012.