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"Motor and parietal cortex" by Dr. Greg Dunn


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Donald Avansino, BS Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant (CRNA) through HHMI, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL


Amit Ayer, MD Clinical Instructor and Fellow w/ Prof. Jaimie Henderson, Department of Neurosurgery, NPTL


Beverly Davis, BS Faculty Administrator, joint with Prof. Subhashish Mitra


Dr. Darrel Deo, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL


Dr. Laura Driscoll, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Adjunct Prof. David Sussillo


Dr. Matthew Golub, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Prof. Bill Newsome and Adjunct Prof. David Sussillo


Shreyas Muralidharan, BS EE graduate student, joint with Prof. Tirin Moore


Naryan Murthy, BS EE graduate student, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL


Dr. Dan O'Shea, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow  


Adjunct Professor Stephen Ryu, MD Department of Electrical Engineering and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University, and Department of Neurosurgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA


Neal Patel, MS Rotating MD student, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL
Dr. Nishal Shah, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow through HHMI, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL

Professor Krishna Shenoy, PhD


Dr. Sergey Stavisky, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL


Elias Stein, BS EE graduate student, NPTL


Xulu Sun, BS Biosciences graduate student, Biosciences Program  


Adjunct Professor David Sussillo, PhD Department of Electrical Engineering and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University, and Google AI (formerly Google Brain), Alphabet, Mountain View, CA 


Jessica Verhein, BS Neurosciences Program graduate student (and MD-PhD MSTP student), joint with Prof. Bill Newsome


Dr. Frank Willett PhD Postdoctoral Fellow through HHMI, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL 


Guy Wilson, BS Neurosciences Program graduate student, joint with Prof. Shaul Druckmann and Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL 


Pumiao Yan, BS EE graduate student with Prof. Boris Murmann and working in close collaboration including with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL

Group Alumni -- PhD Students


Dr. Gopal Santhanam, PhD.  UC Berkeley undergraduate.  2001-2006 EE PhD thesis, "Design of higher performance neural prosthetic systems,"​​ pdf.  2006-2013 Co-founder and Vice President, Total Phase, Inc.  2013- Senior Engineer at Waymo.
Prof. Byron Yu, PhD.  UC Berkeley undergraduate.  2001-2006 EE PhD thesis, "Neural dynamics of movement preparation and execution," pdf.  2007-2009 Postdoc in NPSL (joint w/ Prof. Maneesh Sahani at The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London.  2010-2015 Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.  2015-2019 Associate Professor.  2019- Professor.
Dr. Afsheen Afshar, MD, PhD.  ​​Princeton University undergraduate.  2004-2008 EE PhD thesis, "Neural mechanisms of motor preparation and applications to prostheses," pdf.  2008-2010 Completed medical school (MSTP, MD) at Stanford University.  2010-2016 Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, New York City.  2016-2017 Chief Data Science Officer, JP Morgan, New York City; first such role on Wall Street.  2017-2018 Senior Partner and Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Cerberus Capital, New York City; first such role in private equity.  2019- Founder and CEO, Pilot Wave Holdings Management, New York City.
Prof. John Cunningham, PhDDartmouth College undergraduate.  2004-2009 EE PhD thesis, "Algorithms for understanding motor cortical processing and neural prosthetic systems," pdf.  2009 Postdoc in NPSL.  2009 Accepted Assistant Professorship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, Saint Louis (WUSTL).  2010-2011 Postdoc with Prof. Zoubin Ghahramani, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University.  2011-2013 Assistant Professor, WUSTL.  2013-2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics & Neuroscience, Columbia University.  2017-2019 Associate Professor.  2019- Professor.
Prof. Vikash Gilja, PhD.  ​​MIT undergraduate.  2004-2010 CS PhD thesis, "Towards clinically viable neural prosthetic systems," pdf.  2010-2013 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University.  2013-2020 Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD.  2017-2018 Neuralink Inc. 2020- Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD.  
Prof. Cindy Chestek, PhDCase Western Reserve University undergraduate.  2005-2010 EE PhD thesis, "Measurements and technology for long-term neural prosthetic systems," pdf.  2010-2012 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University.  2012-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan.  2018- Associate Professor.
Dr. Rachel Kalmar, PhD.  ​​UC San Diego undergraduate.  2005-2010 Neurosciences Program PhD thesis, "Moving through the brain: A study of movement preparation in the oculomotor and reach systems," pdf.  2010- various Bay Area biomedical industry startups.  2016- Harvard graduate school
Prof. Matthew Kaufman, PhDStanford University undergraduate.  2005-2011 Neurosciences Program PhD thesis, "Neural mechanisms and dynamics underlying reaching and decision making," pdf.  2011-2012 Postdoc in NPSL.  2012-2017 Postdoc with Prof. Anne Churchland at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Dr. Zuley Rivera Alvidrez, PhDUniversity of Arizona undergraduate.  2005-2011 EE PhD thesis, "Low-dimensional neural features reflect the features of muscle activation," pdf.  2011- Novelist, New York City.  Board of Directors, Center for Anti-Violence Education, New York City.
Prof. Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhDUCLA undergraduate.  2007-2012 BioE PhD thesis, "Towards clinically relevant neural prostheses," pdf.  2012-2014 Completed medical school (MSTP, MD) at Stanford University.  2014-2017 Postdoc with NPTL, Stanford University.  2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University.
Dr. Werapong Goo, PhD.  Duke University Undergraduate.  2009-2014 BioE, Jointly advised by Professor Karl Deisseroth. PhD thesis, "Development of optogenetics for motor systems neuroscience in non-human primates," pdf.  2014-2015 Senior Associate, Boston Consulting Group, Bangkok, Thailand.  2015-2017 Consultant, Boston Consulting Group, New York City.  2017-2019 Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group, New York City . 2019-present Head of e-commerce division, Lazada Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand. 
Dr. Justin Foster, PhD.  ​​Columbia University undergraduate.  2007-2014 EE PhD thesis, "A freely-moving monkey treadmill model," pdf.  2014- Data Scientist, Everstring.  2016- Data Scientist, Stitch Fix.

Dr. K. Cora Ames, PhD.  University of Chicago undergraduate.  2009-2014 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "Neural dynamics of reaching following incorrect, absent, or last-minute preparation," pdf.  2014-2019 Postdoc with Prof. Mark Churchland and Prof. Larry Abbott at Columbia University. 2020- Application Scientist at LifeCanvas TechnologiesBoston, MA.


Dr. Sergey Stavisky, PhD.  Brown University undergraduate.  2010-2016 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "Advancing motor neural prosthesis robustness and neuroscience," pdf.  2016- Postdoc with NPTL, Stanford University.


Prof. Jonathan Kao, PhD.  Stanford University undergraduate.  2010-2016 EE PhD thesis, "Decoder algorithm design for high-performance and robust neural prostheses," pdf.  2016-2017 Postdoc with NPSL.  2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA.


Dr. Dan O'Shea, PhD.  Princeton University undergraduate.  2009-2016 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "Probing the motor cortical dynamics of flexible feedback control," pdf.  2017- Postdoc with NPSL.


Dr. Eric Trautmann, PhD.  Dartmouth University undergraduate.  2011-2018 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "Neural dynamics of motor preparation and tools for large scale neuroscience," pdf.  2018- Postdoc with NPSL.  2019- Postdoc with Prof. Mark Churchand and Prof. Michael Shadlen, Columbia University.


Dr. Nir Even-Chen, PhD.  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, undergraduate and masters.  2014-2018 Electrical Engineering PhD thesis, "Towards clinically viable neural prostheses through innovations in neuroscience, decoders, and interfaces," pdf.  2019 Postdoc with NPSL.  2019- Lyft.


Dr. Megan Wang, PhD.  University of California, Irvine undergraduate.  2014-2019 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "The role of dorsal premotor cortex in decision-making and action selection," pdf.  2019- Postdoc with Prof. Mala Murthy, Princeton University.


Dr. Saurabh Vyas, PhD. Johns Hopkins University undergraduate. 2014-2020 Bioengineering PhD thesis, "Neural population dynamics underlying motor learning," pdf. 2020- Postdoc with Prof. Mark Churchand, Columbia University.

Group Alumni -- MS Students


Dr. Joline Fan, MS.  Princeton University undergraduate.  2009-2011 Bioengineering MS.  2011-2015 Medical school, UCSF.  2015-2019 Neurology resident, UCSF.  2019- Neurology fellow, UCSF.
Shikhar Shrestha, MS .  IIT undergraduate.  2014-2015 Mechanical Engineering MS.  2015- Mechanical Engineering PhD program at Stanford.
Allan Raventos, MSStanford University undergraduate.  2015-2016 REU summer student and undergraduate, NPTL.  2016-2017 EE MS graduate student, NPTL
Iliana Bray, BS.  Stanford University undergraduate.  2016-2017 REU summer student and undergraduate.  2017-2018 PhD student.  2018- PhD student with Professor Paul Nuyujukian, Stanford University
Avery Krieger, BS.  University of Pennsylvania undergraduate.  2017-2019 PhD student.  2019- PhD student with Professor Tom Clandinin, Stanford University
Tucker Fisher, BS.  UC Davis undergraduate.  2017-2019 PhD student.  2019- PhD student with Professor Lisa Giocomo, Stanford University

Group Alumni -- Postdoctoral Fellows


Prof. Stephen Ryu, MS, MDStanford Universty undergrad and masters.  UC San Diego Medical School.  2002-2004 Postdoc.  2004-2006 Completing neurosurgery residency, Stanford University.  2006- Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.  2006-2009 Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of NeurosurgeryStanford University.  2009- Department of Neurosurgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).  2019- Chair of Neurosurgery, PAMF.  2019- Geographical Medical Director for Surgical Specialities (Palo Alto), PAMF.

Prof. Aaron Batista, PhD.  Caltech graduate school.  2003-2007 Postdoc.  2007-2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh.  2015-2019 Associate Professor.  2019- Professor.


Prof. Byron Yu, PhD.  ​​Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2007-2009 Postdoc (joint w/ Prof. Maneesh Sahani at The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London.  2010-2015 Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.  2015-2019 Associate Professor.  2019- Professor.


Prof. John Cunningham, PhD.  ​​Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2009 Postdoc.  2009 Accepted Assistant Professorship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, Saint Louis (WUSTL).  2010-2011 Postdoc with Prof. Zoubin Ghahramani, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University.  2011-2013 Assistant Professor, WUSTL.  2013-2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics & Neuroscience, Columbia University.  2017-2019 Associate Professor.  2019- Professor.


Prof. Mark Churchland, PhDUC San Francisco graduate school.  2001-2007 Postdoc.  2007-2011 Research Associate.  2011-2020 Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University.  2020- Associate Professor.


Prof. Cindy Chestek, PhD.  Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2010-2012 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University.  2012-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan.  2018- Associate Professor.


Prof. Vikash Gilja, PhD.  Stanford University Graduate School (NPSL).  2010-2013 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University.  2013- Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD.  2017-2018 Neuralink Inc. 2020- Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD.


Prof. Ilka Diester, PhD.  Eberhart-Karls-University, Tubigen, Germany graduate school.  2008-2011 Postdoc.  2011-2014 Assistant Professor, Ernst Strüngmann Institute / Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany.  2014- Professor, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany


Dr. Paul Kalanithi, MD.  Yale University medical school.  2010-2012 Postdoc.  2012-2015 Completed neurosurgery residency at Stanford University.  March 2015, passed away -- In loving memory of our dear friend and group mate.  When Breath Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi. Amazon.  Obituary 


Prof. Matt Kaufman, PhD.  ​​Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2011-2012 Postdoc.  2012-2017 Postdoc with Prof. Anne Churchland at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago


Prof. David Sussillo, PhD.  Columbia University graduate school.  2010-2014 Postdoc.  2014- Google AI.  2017- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.


Prof. Chethan Pandarinath, PhD .  Cornell University graduate school.  2011-2016 Postdoc in NPTL.  2016- Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University & Georgia Tech.


Prof. Jonathan Kao, PhD.  Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2016-2017 Postdoc with NPSL.  2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles


Prof. Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD​.  Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2014-2017 Postdoc with NPTL, Stanford University.  2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University (Stanford Brain Interface Lab).


Dr. Matthew MacDougall, MD.  UC San Diego, neurosurgery residency.  2016-2017 Neurosurgery Fellow with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University.  2016-2017 Postdoc with NPTL.  2017- Department of Neurosurgery, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), San Francisco, CA.  2018- Department of Neurosurgery, California Pacific Medical Center and Neuralink Inc.


Dr. Chand Chandrasekaran, PhD.  Princeton University graduate school.  2011-2018 Postdoc with NPSL, Stanford University.  2019- Assistant Professor, Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology & Psychology and Brain Sciences, Boston University.


Dr. Jonathan Michaels, PhD.  University of Gottingen and Deutsches Primatenzentrun  GmbH graduate school. 2017-2019 Postdoc with NPSL, Stanford University.  2019- Postdoc with Prof. Andrew Pruzynski, Western University.


Dr. Eric Trautmann, PhD.  Dartmouth University undergraduate.  2011-2018 Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2018-2019 Postdoc with NPSL, Stanford University.  2019- Postdoc with Prof. Mark Churchand and Prof. Michael Shadlen, Columbia University 


Dr. Sharlene Flesher, PhD. 2007-2011, Department of Computer Engineering Saint Mary's University, San Antonio, TX undergraduate. 2011-2017 Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, graduate school. 2017-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson (NPTL), NPTL. 2020- Sensor Calibration and Instrumentation Engineer (input devices), Apple, Cupertino, CA.

Group Alumni -- Research Scientists


Dr. Beata Jarosiewicz, PhD 2016-2018 Senior Research Scientist. 2018- Neuropace Inc.

Group Alumni -- Laboratory Staff


Missy Howard, RVT, RLATG 2002-2005 Laboratory staff. 2006-2010 IACUC Inspection Manager in Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Research Compliance, Stanford University. 2010- Private practice, Montana.
Evie Kalmar, BS 2007 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2007- Medical school at UCSF, and public policy at UC Berkeley.
Heather Graham, BS 2007-2008 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2008-2012 Veterinary school, Virginia Tech.
Willie Phan, BS 2008-2009 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2009-2013 Veterinary school, UC Davis.
Stacey Kang, BS 2009-2010 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2010-2014 Veterinary school, UC Davis. 2014-2016 Veterinary resident, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University.
Drew Haven, BS 2006-2010 Computer and network systems analysist, joint with faculty in the Department of Neurobiology. 2008-2012 Part time masters studented in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. 2012- Industry positions, then Google.
Wendy Kalkus, BS 2010-2011 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2011-2012 Marine sciences intern. 2012-2016 Veterinary school, UC Davis.
Erica Morgan, BS 2011-2012 Laboratory staff, part time. 2013-2017 Veterinary school, UC Davis.
Sandra Eisensee 2001-2013 Financial analyst and administrative associate. 2013- Retired.
John Aguayo, MS 2010-2013 Laboratory staff, joint with Prof. Karl Deisseroth. 2013- System software developer with Prof. Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University.
Clare Sherman, BS 2011-2013 Laboratory staff, part time. 2013-2017 Veterinary school, Cornell University.
Boris Osktotsky, PhD 2010-2014 Computer and network systems analysist, joint with faculty in the Department of Neurobiology. 2014-2015 Stanford University School of Medicine. 2015- UCSF.
Armand Smith, BS 2014-2015 Computer and network systems analyist, joint with Neurobiology faculty.
Evelyn Castaneda, MBA 2010-2015 DARPA REPAIR program manager. 2015- Department of Chemistry, SLAC / Stanford University.
Rosie Steinbach, BS 2014-2016 Laboratory staff, part time. 2016- Oregon Primate Center.
Shannon Smith, BS 2014-2016 Laboratory staff, part time. 2015-2016 MS program, Stanford University. 2016- Veterinary school, UC Davis.
Christine Blabe, MS 2010-2017 NPTL clinical technician. 2017- research coordinator, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University.
Noel Aliyyah, BS 2016-2017. Laboratory staff, part time.
Lucas Cofer, BS 2016-2017 Laboratory staff during gap year. Harvard University undergraduate . 2017- NYU medical school.
Liana Yates, BS 2013-2016 Laboratory staff, part time. 2016-2017 Laboratory staff (full time). 2017- UC Davis veterinary school.
Andrea Craig, BS 2016-2018 Laboratory staff, 2018-2019 Laboratory staff, Harousch Lab, Dept. of Neurobiology, Stanford University; animal care taker Veternary Service Center, Stanford University.
Paymon Rezaii, BS 2017-2018 NPTL Clinical technician. 2018- reseach coordinator, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Stanford University
Robyn Reeder, BS 2017-2019 Laboratory staff, 2019- refuge technician, Conboy National Wildlife Refuge (Washington State)
Michelle Wechsler, BS 2014-2019 Laboratory staff, 2019- Assist. Prof. Paul Nuyujukian's Lab
Mackenzie Risch, BS 2005-2019 Head, Laboratory staff, 2019- Assist. Prof. Paul Nuyujukian's Lab
Benjamin Antin, MS 2019-2020 Software engineer & data scientist, joint with Prof. Scott Linderman, 2020- Neurosciences graduate student, Columbia University

Group Alumni -- Summer interns: EE Research Experience for Undergrads (REUs)


Johnson Huang, BS (2001-2002) Next: MIT EECS graduate school
Justin Blanco, BS (2002-2003) Next: U Penn, BioE gradate school
R. Carter Dunn, BS (2004 summer) Next: MIT MBA, Current: Boston Consulting Group
Erem Boto, BS (2005 summer, Biology REU) Next: NeuroPace, Inc., Next: founder CloudMed, Next: co-founder eGraphs (acquired by Linked In), Current: Linked In.
Neil Achtman, BS (2005 summer) Next: Intel 
Alex Chan, BS (2007 summer) Next: MIT EECS graduate student
Joya Deri, BS (2008 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student, Currently: CMU, EE graduate student
Ogi Zivojnovic, BS (2008 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term, Next: Qualcomm
Vivek Athalye, BS (2010 summer) Next: UC Berkeley, EE graduate student
Chip Schulman, BS (2010 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student
Gil Shotan, BS (2010, 2011 summers) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student

Aaron Zarraga, BS (2010 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student


Chia-Jung (Dana) Chang, BS (2011 summer), from National Taiwan University (joint with Prof. Teresa Meng) Next: NTU undergraduate, Next: JHU, Bioengineering graduate student, Currently: MIT EECS graduate student


Jai Sajnani (2013 summer, NPTL) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate (continuing)


Steven Lin (2014 summer, winter) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Axel Sly (2015 summer) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Alexander Sosa (2015 summer) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Chayakorn (Tun) Pongsiri (2015 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Jonathan Kao) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Iliana Bray (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Chand Chandrasekaran) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Sabar Dasgupta (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Paul Nuyujukian) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Pavan Mehrotra (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Paul Nuyujukian) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Allan Raventos (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Sergey Stavisky) Next: Stanford, EE co-term masters student


Blue Sheffer (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Sergey Stavisky) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Nick Sovich (2016 summer, daily advisor: Eric Trautmann) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate


Gabriel Vega (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Sergey Stavisky) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate. Next: Stanford, EE co-term masters student


Darren Mei (2017 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Dan O'Shea) Next: Stanford, CS co-term masters student. Next: 2019- Machine Learning Engineer, Hive.


James Pillot IV  (2017 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Dan O'Shea) Next: 2016-2020 Stanford EE undergraduate student. Next: 2020-2022 Stanford EE co-term masters student.


Hannah Leou (2017 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Dan O'Shea) Next: 2016-2020 Stanford CS undergraduate student. Next: 2019-2020 Stanford CS co-term masters student.

 

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