Recent News:

3/29/2023 – Dr. Moxon is a guest speaker at Penn State University Research Seminar “Cortical Computations for Postural Control: Developing a BMI for Paraplegia

3/21/23 – Greg Disse gave an exit seminar presenting his thesis “Cortical computations during maintenance of postural stability: towards a postural neuroprosthetic”

3/18/23 [Video] – Dr. Moxon talks about brain health and machine
learning at UC Davis Center for Neuroscience NeuroFest Talk “The
Relationship Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and
Brain Health”

11/22 – Logan Peters and Greg Disse presented their posters at the
Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. To celebrate
the return of in-person SFN, past and present members of the Moxon
Lab gathered for dinner.

8/1/2022 – Logan Peters and Ari Moghbel were both awarded one-
year NSF Research Traineeships through the Center for Neuroengineering and Medicine’s NeuralStrom training program:

6/2022 Moxon Lab graduate students participated in the UC Davis
Center for Neuroengineering and Medicine’s Inaugural Research
Symposium in June 2022. Karen Moxon and graduate student Greg
Disse are both featured in the article.

5/11/2022 [Video] – Dr. Moxon discusses the future of
neuroengineering at the UC Davis Research Expo – Enhancing Brain
Health and Neural Performance “UC Davis at the Forefront of

3/15/2019 [Guest Speaker] – Dr. Moxon joins the crew at the Dana
Foundation’s Cerebrum Podcast to talk about her recent publication
“Mind Over Matter: Cognitive Neuroengineering”

5/14/2022 [Guest Speaker] – Dr. Moxon sits down with the See It to
Be It Podcast: “Motivating Women to Pursue STEM: Featuring Dr. Karen

11/01/21 – Joseph Morrison wins Pamela J. Fair Undergrad Scholarship for Leadership in Engineering

8/26/21 – Former Junior Specialist, Zexi Zang, starts Master of Science program in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University

6/04/21 – Bharadwaj Nandakumar will defend his thesis “Role of trunk sensorimotor cortex in supporting rehabilitation assisted recovery of function after spinal contusion injury” July 6th 9am PST

5/28/21 – Shannon Lamb receives the TBP Engineering Honor Society Scholarship Award.

1/18/21 – Former Undergraduate Research Assistant, Vanessa Gutierrez, accepts a Research Associate position at Dr. Bouchard’s Neural Systems and Data Science Lab at UC Berkeley.

9/1/20 – New preprint available!
Trunk sensory and motor cortex is preferentially integrated with hindlimb sensory information that supports trunk stabilization
Bharadwaj Nandakumar, Gary H. Blumenthal, Francois Philippe Pauzin, Karen A. Moxon

8/11/20 – New preprint available!
At-level allodynia after mid-thoracic contusion in the rat
G. H. Blumenthal, B. Nandakumar, A. K. Schnider, M. R. Detloff, J. Ricard, J. R. Bethea, K. A. Moxon

5/14/20 – Karen Moxon discusses motivating women to pursue STEM in Episode 86 of the See it to Be It podcast. Listen now at:

April 26th, 2019 UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference: Farnaz Azizi Shalbaf and Gloria Navarro presented their posters, ‘Neuropathic Pain Following Mid-Thoracic Spinal Cord Contusion Injuryand ‘Understanding the Effects of Spinal Cord Injury on the Brain, respectively.

March 9th, 2019 Neurofest, Brain Awareness Week: Bharadwaj presented his poster, Physiological Inputs and Outputs to the Trunk Motor Cortex, and the Moxon Lab demonstrated an electroencephalogram (EEG) based Brain Computer Interface (BCI).

March 4th, 2019: The Moxon Lab hosted an outreach lab tour for Japanese students from Ritsumeikan University, who were participating in an “English for Science and Technology” program, and gave advice on what to expect from Graduate School.

February 8th, 2019, Sheldon High School, Elk Grove: Bharadwaj Nandakumar participated in an outreach program and panel with the Biotech Academy of Sheldon High School to talk about the latest in the field of Biotech and developing an interest in Graduate School Programs.

December 17th, 2018, UC Davis BME department Holiday Party Pictures!

November 20th, 2018: Francois Pauzin defends his Ph. D thesis entitled ‘A corticothalamic circuit for refining tactile encoding: a switch between feature detection and discrimination’ and graduates magna cum laude.

November 3rd – 7th, 2018 Society for Neuroscience: Bharadwaj Nandakumar presented his poster, and Ryan Eaton was featured in Dr. Eberhard Fetz’ Special Lecture: Bidirectional Interactions Between the Brain and Implantable Computers.

August 30th, 2018: UC Davis College of Engineering publishes an article, “Karen Moxon: Decoding the Brain”.

July 18th, 2018: Ashley Schnider defends her Master’s thesis entitled ‘A Perceptual Role for the Perirhinal Cortex: Fact or Fiction?’ at CSU Sacramento.

Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium in Minneapolis, MN: Graduate Student Bharadwaj Nandakumar attended the Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium in April, 2018 and presented his poster: Transcranial Static Magnetic Field Stimulation to Modulate Chronic Neuropathic Pain.

Spring Brain in Sedona, AZ: Graduate Student Gary Blumenthal attended the Spring Brain Symposium in April, 2018 and presented his poster: Somatosensory Reorganization is Associated with Chronic Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury.

Neurofest 2018: Graduate Students Gary Blumenthal and Bharadwaj Nandakumar presented their posters ( Somatosensory Reorganization is Associated with Chronic Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury and Examining Altered Sensorimotor integration post Spinal cord Injury, respectively) at the UC Davis Neurofest conference in March 2018.

Picnic Day 2018: Undergraduates Laura and Sheila from the Moxon Lab performed an informative skit to show the public some of the benefits of Brain-Computer Interfaces.

Journal of Neuroscience Methods: Nathaniel Bridges published a paper titled “A rodent brain-machine interface paradigm to study the impact of paraplegia on BMI performance

Three-Minute Egghead: Professor Moxon gave a short speech for the UC Davis podcast (Three-Minute Egghead) about spinal injuries and her research in this field.

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