Dr. Aysegul Gunduz, an assistant professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, is a 2017 recipient of the Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, presented by UF’s Provost’s Office. The awards program recognizes research accomplishments by junior faculty members and it includes $5,000 to support the faculty member’s research-related expenses such as travel, equipment, books and graduate students. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is invited to submit one nomination to the Office of the Provost. Gunduz was one of 10 UF Awardees.
Dr. Gunduz’ 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.