Neural Netoff Laboratory

Welcome!


Mission

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

Upcoming events:

Academics


Professor Netoff Taught Courses:

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

Neuroengineering PhD Minor Advisor!  Learn more here


Office Hours for Class and Minor Advising:

  • Mondays 2:30-3:30 PM in 6-122 NHH

Lab Intranet Connections

These sites can only be accessed from on campus

Netoff Lab Intranet

Lab Electronic Notebook

Lab Database

Where are we?

Location

Neural Netoff News

Jennifer Zick successfully defended her PhD

04/24/2018 - 15:30

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

Disclaimer

I hold equity in, and am the Chief Scientific Officer of, StimSherpa which has licensed algorithms. The University of Minnesota holds equity and is entitled to royalty and other payments under a license agreement with StimSherpa. These interests have been reviewed and managed by the University of Minnesota in accordance with its Conflict of Interest policies. If you have concerns that your employment or academic efforts are being improperly directed due to my interests in StimSherpa, you can contact Biomedical Engineering Department Head Dr. Brenda Ogle, or Associate Director of the Conflict of Interest Program Jon Guden, at (612) 626-4727 or [email protected]