People

 

Principal Investigator

Karen Moxon
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
moxon@ucdavis.edu


Graduate Students

Gary Blumenthal
Graduate Student (Ph.D)
gblumenthal@ucdavis.edu

Bharadwaj Nandakumar
Graduate Student (Ph.D)
bnandakumar@ucdavis.edu


Post-Doctoral Scholars

Francois Pauzin Ph.D

Ryan Eaton Ph.D


Staff

Megan Santos
megsantos@ucdavis.edu

Nathan Evangelista
npevangelista@ucdavis.edu

Ashley Schnider
akschnider@ucdavis.edu

Matt Stickle
mpstickle@ucdavis.edu


Undergraduate Students

Xing Jie (Ed) Sze
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

Yuan Chi (Kevin) Lee
Undergraduate Student, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior

Meghan Wong
Undergraduate Student, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior

Farnaz Azizi Shalbaf
Undergraduate Student, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior

Miranda Godinez
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

Nadaa Moharram
Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering


 

Alumni

Guglielmo Foffani, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
‘Neural Strategies of Temporal Coding for Sensorimotor Processing’
Defense Date: October 12, 2004.
First place winner of the 2004-2005 Loring Biomedical Technology Entrepreneurship Awards for Graduate Thesis.
Current Position: Research Scientists Hospital Paraplegico, Toledo Spain


Steve Leiser, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, College of Medicine
‘Fundamental Properties of Slowly and Rapidly Adapting Cells in the Trigeminal Ganglion of Awake Freely Moving Rats’
Defense Date: March 11, 2005.
Current Position: Head of Translational Sciences, Luc Pharmaceutical, Cambridge MA


Tina Koa, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University
‘Effects of Therapeutic Interventions on the Response Properties of Cells in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex of Adult Rats with Neonatal Mid-Thoracic Transections’
Defense Date: September 21, 2007
Current Position: Assistant Professor, City University of New York, New York NY


Andrew Khair, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
‘Enhancing technologies to simultaneously measure the concentration of monoamines across small areas of the brain ‘
Defense Date August 24th, 2008.
Current Position: Research Scientist Neurostream Technologies Minneapolis MN,


Alessandro Scaglione, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
‘Assessing the impact of auto-correlations on the information represented by neurons in the central nervous system’
Defense Date May 17th, 2010
Current Position: Research Fellow NIH Institute on Aging


Robert Flint, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
‘The Neurorobotic Interface for Decoding a Skilled Hindlimb Movement Before and After a Spinal Cord Injury’
Defense Date June 30th, 2010.
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow Northwestern University, Department of Physiology Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL


Dane Grasse, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
‘Interneuron Synchrony and the Transition to Spontaneous Seizures’
Defense Date December 12th, 2011
Current Position: Research Associate, University of Texas, Dallas.


Eric Knudsen, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University ‘Encoding of interval time within the rat hindlimb sensorimotor cortex’
Defense Date April 11th, 2013
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, Berkeley


Pat Ganzer, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University ‘Effects of Therapeutic Interventions on the Organization of the Rat Sensorimotor Cortex after a Complete Spinal Transection’
Defense Date December 20th, 2013
Current Position: Research Associate, University of Texas, Dallas.


Amrit Mira, School of Biomedical Engineering and College of Medicine (MD PhD Program), Drexel University ‘Changes in Neuronal Firing and Synchrony Precede Recruitment of Mesial Temporal Networks into Generalizing Seizures’
Defense Date June 11th, 2014
Current Position: Medical Student Drexel College of Medicine


Anitha Manohar, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University ‘Representation of sensorimotor information in the rat hindlimb cortex after a complete spinal cord injury’
Defense Date: September 2014
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania


Suganya Karunakaran, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University ‘Single Neuron Dynamics in Epilepsy’
Defense Date: October 2014.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston


Marissa Powers, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, ‘Population level dynamics of cells in the rat hindlimb sensorimotor cortex during bipedal obstacle avoidance’
Defense Date August 24th, 2015
Current Position: Engineering Leadership Program (ELP), Intel Corporation – ‎Intel Corporation


Chen Lui, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, ‘Impact of adaptation on thalamic neurons’ computational role of conveying contextual information buot paired-pulse tactile stimulus’
Defense Date June 15th, 2017.
Current Position: Engineering Scientists, Accenture China


Nathanial Bridges, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, ‘Neuronal and population level strategies used by the brain to improve performance in a BMI Task’
Defense Date June 27th, 2017.
Current Position: Research Biomedical Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Applied Neuroscience Branch Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Team Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio.


Walter Hinds, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, ‘Machine Learning Enhanced Translational Research Methods Reveal Novel Biomarker for Human Epilepsy’
Defense Date December 14th, 2017.

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