Our research laboratory focuses on improving neuromodulation treatments for many different neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, depression, pain, and spinal cord injury. Specifically, the lab focuses on closed-loop neuromodulation by using biomarkers or patient preference as feedback mechanisms to discover optimal patient specific settings. Experiments in the lab focus on developing next-generation closed-loop therapies and devices with immense precision to determine when and how to stimulate with applications to Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and many other nervous system originating issues. Research and engineering in the lab is done through computational modeling, in vitro experimentation, in vivo experimentation, and clinical trials. Through this development and experimentation, we continue to place strong importance on developing tools that are translatable to clinical treatment.
In addition to our core projects, the lab partners with many other Neural Engineering labs around the University of Minnesota! Through collaboration, we are developing tools to optimize open-loop stimulation settings, such as frequency, pulsewidth, and amplitude through machine learning in a clinical settings for treatment of epilepsy (Robert McGovern), Parkinson's disease (Scott Cooper and Jerry Vitek), spinal cord injury (David Darrow), pain (David Darrow) and depression (Alik Widge and Ziad Nahas). Similarly, pre-clinical subject open loop stimulation parameter optimization is being developed in partnership with Matthew Johnson.
Lab Positions Available
Researcher 2: We are currently looking for a Researcher position to take over our ultrasound treatment for epilepsy project. Full job description and application can be found at: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/336342. Please contact Dr. Netoff ([email protected]) with any questions.
Post Doctoral Associate: Jeff Goesche is looking for a post doc researcher with expertise in electrophysiology, vision science, neuroimaging, or computational neuroscience to assist a project within his lab. Full job description and application can be found at: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/340360
Post Doctoral Associate: Cheryl Olman and I are looking for a post doc researcher specializing in dynamical systems modeling of neuronal networks to assist a project within the lab. Full job description and application can be found at: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/344993
Post Doctoral Associate: David Darrow and I are looking for a post doc researcher with experience in clinical trials, data analysis, signal process, programming, and/or statistical analysis to assist a project within the lab. Full job description and application can be found at: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/342328
Post Doctoral Associate: David Darrow, Ben Hayden and I are looking for a post doc researcher specializing in dynamical systems modeling of neuronal networks to assist a project within the lab. Full job description and application can be found at: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/340687
Research Engineer: Alik Widge is looking for an engineer interested in working at the intersection of technology, neuroscience, and mental health to assist in multiple projects within their lab. Full job description and application can be found at: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/344862
April 18-19, 2022: Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium
July 11-15, 2022: Engineers in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Meeting
November 12-16, 2022: Society for Neuroscience
Professor Netoff Taught Courses:
- Spring: BMEn 8502, Physiological Control Systems
- Fall: BMEn 5411, Neural Engineering
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Office Hours for Class and Minor Advising:
- Mondays 2:30-3:30 PM in 6-122 NHH