Sergey Stavisky

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholar
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Neurosurgery

Sergey Stavisky is a neuroscientist and neural engineer developing devices to restore movement to people with paralysis. He fell hard for this new nascent field as an undergraduate at Brown University, and after graduating got involved in the BrainGate clinical trial, one of the first testing an intracortical brain-machine interface. Sergey then completed his Ph.D. at Stanford with Professor Krishna Shenoy, where his work focused on improving movement neural prostheses and on understanding how the brain incorporates this new output channel into its motor system. Sergey is now a postdoctoral fellow in Stanford’s Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory, developing technology to allow our clinical trial participants to accurately and intuitively move robotic arms with their minds.