Research Area: Neural Engineering

Shahab Vahdat, Ph.D.

Research Interests  Mechanisms of neuroplasticity in motor learning and stroke recovery Spinal cord and brain functional neuroimaging Optogenetic fMRI in rodents

David Clark, Ph.D.

David Clark, Ph.D.

Dr. Clark studies the neural control of walking in people with neurological impairment, with a focus on rehabilitation.  His research uses several approaches including brain imaging with functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); brain neuromodulation with… Read More

Aaron Mickle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida Research Interests: Using optogenetics, small implantable devices, and 3D organoid cultures to answer questions related to mechanisms of visceral pain and function.

Kyle D. Allen, Ph.D.

Kyle Allen, PhD

Research Summary: Dr. Allen’s research seeks to improve the evaluation of preclinical osteoarthritis models and improve the preclinical-to-clinical translation of emerging diagnostics and therapeutics for joint diseases.  Within this goal, Dr. Allen’s lab is currently developing new behavioral assays that… Read More

Daniel Ferris, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Ferris’ research focuses on the biomechanics and neural control of human locomotion. Most of his research focuses on human-machine interactions (mechanically and electrically). Projects include both technology development and basic research using mobile brain imaging, robotic lower… Read More

Lakiesha N. Williams, Ph.D.

Characterizing the structure and property relationships of biological tissues for implementation into physics-based constitutive models. Studying injury mechanics and damage mechanisms associated with high impact loads. Specific expertise includes biomechanics, tissue and bone mechanics, bio-inspired materials research, orthopedics research and… Read More

Kevin J. Otto, Ph.D.

Kevin Otto

Research Summary: Dr. Otto’s research is focused on engineering neural interfaces for both research purposes as well as treatment options in neurological injuries or disease. In particular, his research focuses on multi-channel implantable microdevices in both the central and peripheral… Read More

Mingzhou Ding, Ph.D.

Mingzhou Ding, PhD

Research Summary: Dr. Ding’s research focuses on applying engineering approaches to understand the neural basis of cognitive functions and their impairments by neurological and psychiatric disorders. Specific areas of interest include the following: 1) multimodal neuroimaging (single unit, multiunit, LFP,… Read More

Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D.

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 the quality… Read More