Netoff Epilepsy and Neuroengineering Laboratory

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We are looking for a post-doc to work on neuromodulation using low intensity ultrasound (LIFU).

Qualified applicants will ahve good signal processing skills, neuroscience backgroun, and preferably some surgery experience.

If you are interested, or know somone who is, please use this link to apply:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:45am
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:30am

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Welcome to the Netoff Lab

Mission

Our research laboratory focuses on understanding the basic neuroscience underlying epilepsy and developing new ways to treat epilepsy. The human brain is one of the complicated and elegant structures in the natural world. Using mathematic analysis we can simplify the non-linear and high order activity of the brain into meaningful and more easily understood data. Using the mathematical models we develop, we can predict how new drugs will affect brain activity or how deep brain stimulation will alter synchrony in networks. Our goal is develop new, innovative ways to predict, treat, and terminate seizures to improve patient care.

The goal of the NeuralNetoff lab is to better understand how seizures are generated and how they propagate through the brain. We are particularly interested in how inhibitory neurons play a role in seizure activity. Much epilepsy research has focused on the excitatory cells because the large amount of activation of neurons during a seizure. Our research leads us to believe that inhibitory cells may play a significant role in the onset of seizures.

Upcoming events:

Feb 1st: Neural Systems Engineering REU applications are due Feb 1st.  Apply through the LSSURP umbrella program

April 12-13: Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium

June 25-27: Neural Interfaces Conference