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Funded Research Projects

NeuroEngineering | EPFL-Stanford Exchange
Lead Researcher(s): Jacob Suchoski
Virtual environments with haptic (force and tactile) feedback provide a unique opportunity to study human perception and sensory mechanisms using controlled stimuli and behavioral measurements. Virtual reality (VR) allows us to change the properties of physical elements in a virtual world and...
NeuroHealth | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Laura Marquardt
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition that affects young adults between the ages of 16 and 30, which leads to lifelong medical and financial burdens. SCI still results in a decreased quality-of-life and lower life expectancy for patients. This is due in part to the lack of a...
NeuroEngineering | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Brandon Jay Bhasin
In the language of engineering, the brain can be thought of as a feedback controller: given a goal, i.e., a desired state of the world, neural circuits in the brain generate motor output that alters the current state of the world, which is fed back into the system as sensory input, allowing the...
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Boxuan Zhao
Our ability to remember makes us human, and is essential for advanced cognition – for acquiring new skills, and for integrating previous experiences into future decision-making. While long-term memory (LTM) formation requires new gene expression, we lack a detailed and comprehensive understanding...
NeuroHealth | EPFL-Stanford Exchange
Lead Researcher(s): Łukasz Kidziński
Human movement results from the coordination of muscles, tendons, joints, and other physiological elements. While children learn to walk, run, climb, and jump in their first years of life and most of us can navigate complex environments -- like a crowded street or moving subway -- without...
NeuroHealth | Seed Grant
This interdisciplinary collaboration across psychiatry and radiology will develop and validate a new method to study the mechanisms underlying ketamine’s biochemical action and its effects on dissociation and treatment effectiveness.
NeuroEngineering | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Ron Dror, Michael Lin
A computational biophysicist and a protein engineer will team up to improve voltage-sensing fluorescent proteins, proteins that can report electrical activity by changing their production of light. The goal is to visualize the electrical activity in neurons in real time.
NeuroEngineering | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Kevin Feigelis
In the course of everyday functioning, animals (including humans) are constantly faced with real-world environments in which they are required to shift unpredictably between multiple, sometimes unfamiliar, tasks. But how brains support this rapid adaptation of decision making schema, and how they...
NeuroDiscovery | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Nirao Shah, Justin Du Bois
We are interested in elucidating the multiple roles that sex hormones play in development of the nervous system and in regulating brain functions that influence gender identity, puberty, and reproduction.
NeuroHealth | Research Accelerator
This project is developing non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation as a way to modulate human neural circuits to treat psychiatric disease.

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