Lab Members

Theoden Netoff

        Principal Investigator tay_and_baby.jpg     

        Education

  • B.S. Psychology - University of California - Berkley - 1994
  • PhD Neuroscience - George Washington University - 2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Boston University - 2001-2006


Research Interests

  • Calcium Dye Imaging of Epileptiform Activity
  • Phase Response Curves
  • Mechanisms of Anti-Epileptic Drugs

Bio Page

 

David Darrow

   Medical Research Residentdavid_darrow.jpg  

   Education

  • B.S. Physics and Pure Mathematics - Texas A&M University, College Station - 2008
  • MD-MPH Medicine, Master in Public Health - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston - 2013
  • Medical Residency - University of Minnesota - In Progress

Research Interests
Dr. Darrow is a neurosurgery resident at the University of Minnesota. He is interested in functional neurosurgery and is specifically focused on epilepsy, pain, movement disorders, and neuropsychiatric diseases. He seeks a novel approach towards these foci with neuroinformatics and validated, model-based methods. He is interested in both invasive and noninvasive neuromodulation and is completing a neuromodulation fellowship in transcranial focused ultrasound.

Selected Publications

Thomas Richner

 Thomas Richner   Postdoc

    Education

  • PhD Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • MS Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
  • BS Biomedical Engineering Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
  • BS Mathematics Northland College, 2006

Research Interersts

Epilepsy, cortical spreading depolarization, neural interfaces, neurovascular coupling

 

Current Projects

  • Closed-loop electrical stimulation for epilepsy
  • Network imaging and modeling of cortical spreading depolarization

Selected Publications

Sadegh Faramarzi

 Sadegh Faramarzi   Postdoc

    Education

  • PhD Chemistry, West Virginia University, 2018
  • MS Physical Chemistry, Sharif University of Thechnology, 2011

Research Interersts

Calcium Imaging, non-linear dynamics, computational chemistry, chemical oscillators

Current Project

  • Clustering and plasticity control for neural populations

Selected Publications

 

Logan Grado

logan_grado.jpg   PhD Student

   Education

  • B.A. Physics and Chemistry - Luther College - 2014
  • PhD Biomedical Engineering - University of Minnesota - In Progress

   

Research Interests

I am interested in using machine learning and pattern recognition, and computational models to improve treatments for Parkinson�s disease, as well as other movement disorders. Deep brain stimulation is a popular treatment for PD, as well as other movement disorders, but there are many challenges associated with DBS, in particular, how to program the stimulator to 1) increase therapy, 2) decrease side effects, and 3) reduce power consumption (and therefor increase the life of the device). I am working to develop machine learning tools to optimize the DBS programming process, using a combination of computational models and non-human primate research. It is our hope that by developing novel machine learning tools to assist in programming the DBS devices, we can improve patient outcomes.

Honors and Awards

  • IGERT Neruoengineering Trainee, 2014-present

 

Ken Louie 

ken_louie.jpg   PhD Student

   Education

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics - University of Utah - 2015
  • PhD Biomedical Engineering - University of Minnesota - In Progress

Research Interests

  • Machine learning applied to deep brain stimulation
  • Parkinson's disease

Honors and Awards
IGERT Neruoengineering Trainee, 2016-present