Netoff Epilepsy and Neuroengineering Laboratory

NeuralNetoff News

Reversible Neuroinhibition by Focused Ultrasound is mediated by a Thermal Mechanism

Link to the paper


Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:30am

The provost has recommended Tay's case to the Board of Regents for promotion to Full Professor!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:30pm

Jenny Zick successfully defended her PhD titled, "Effective Disconnection of Intrinsic Networks in the Prefrontal Cortex: Convergence across Primate and Mouse Models of Schizophrenia".

She is co-mentored by Tay Netoff and Matt Chafee

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 3:30pm

Pantea Moghimi Successfully defended her Dissertation titled, "Novel Biomarker Identification Approaches for Schizophrenia using fMRI and Retinal Electrophysiology"

She was co-advised by Tay Netoff and Kelvin Lim

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:30pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:30am


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Welcome to the Netoff Lab


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.


Professor Netoff teaches:

  • Spring: BMEn 8502, Physiological Control Systems
  • Fall: BMEn 5411, Neural Engineering

Neuroengineering Emphasis Area Advisor

Office hours for class and Emphasis Area Advising:

Monday 2:30-3:30 PM in 6-122 NHH

Lab Positions

  • Post-Doc:  We are currently looking for a post-doc to take over our ultrasound treatment for epilepsy project.  Please contact Dr. Netoff at if interested.  Job link will be posted shortly.  

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