I am a clinician-scientist with longstanding interests in electrophysiology, mathematical modeling, and the development of therapies for the treatment of paralysis, movement disorders, and psychiatric conditions through the use of neural-interface devices. My PhD thesis at Johns Hopkins explored the presynaptic regulation of voltage-gated calcium channels using patch-clamp techniques and mathematical modeling. My postdoctoral research at Duke focused upon the development of brain-machine interfaces for reaching and grasping through chronic recording in non-human primates and acute intraoperative studies during DBS procedures.
At Michigan, I am Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Engineering. My active participation in multiple departments underscores the multidisciplinary nature of my clinical and research activities. My research goal is to utilize engineering and mathematical techniques, along with interdisciplinary collaboration, to improve neuroprosthetics and neuromodulation therapies.