Dr. Aysegul Gunduz, associate professor, Fixel Brain Mapping Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor and UF Term Professor, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows represent the top 2% of medical and biological engineers, who are recognized for their contributions to engineering and medical research, practice, and education.
Gunduz was selected for pioneering research on human neuromodulation and interventional patient therapy, and for her seminal contributions to diversity.
Gunduz joined the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2012 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. Gunduz is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, 2019), UF Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award (2019), Anita Borg Institute Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award (2017), National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award (2016), International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering Early Career Award (2015), and UF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute NIH KL2 Scholarship (2015). In 2020, Gunduz was inducted into the Bouchet Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and efforts to promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.
Her research interests include neural interfacing, neural signal processing, neuromodulation, neurological disorders, as well as cortical and deep brain stimulation in human subjects. Gunduz holds affiliations with the UF Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, UF Dept of Neuroscience, and UF Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering.