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

 

Sadegh Faramarzi

 Sadegh Faramarzi   Postdoc

    Education

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

    Research Interersts

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

    Current Project

  • Clustering and plasticity control for neural populations

Selected Publications

 

Zixi Zhao

Zixi's Profile    Postdoc

    Education

  • BS in Polymer Material Science and Engineering - 2012
  • MS in Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University - 2014
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University - 2018

    Research Interersts

  • Applied machine learning, non-linear dynamics with uncertainty, spinal cord injury stimulation, adaptive control.

    Current Project

  • Bayesian optimization of epidural stimulation for paralyzed patients with spinal cord injury.

 

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

 

Rachel Wahlberg

Rachel's Profile    Researcher Specialist

    Education

  • B.S. Neuroscience - Bethel University - 2019
  • B.A. Psychology - Bethel University - 2019

    Research Interersts

  • Brain oscillations, learning and memory, creativity, optogenetics

    Current Project

  • Alpha rhythms in visual cortex of non-human primates

 

Austin Bunce  

 Austin profile    Post-Baccalaureate Researcher

    Education

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering - University of Minnesota - 2019
    • Neuroscience minor - University of Minnesota - 2019

    Research Interests

  • Epilepsy treatment, deep brain stimulation, machine learning

    Current Project

  • Treatment of Epilepsy with ultrasound using in vivo rat models of epilepsy