Research Area: Neural Engineering

Christopher Butson, Ph.D.

Dr. Butson received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. He completed post-doctoral training at the Cleveland Clinic and… Read More

Shreya Saxena, Ph.D.

Honors and Awards: Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering, 2019 Rising Stars in Biomedical Engineering, 2018 Honoree of the Graduate Women of Excellence Award, MIT, 2017 Shreya Saxena is as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in the Department… Read More

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