People

Principal Investigator

Lab Location

Staff

Jose Carmena, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience; Co-Director, Center for Neural Engineering & Prostheses
Curriculum Vitae

Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences

Mailing address:
286 Li Ka Shing Center, MC # 3370
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email: jcarmena@berkeley.edu
Phone: (510) 643 2430

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Maki Kitano

Lab manager/ technician

Postdoctoral Researchers

Preeya Khanna
PhD (UC Berkeley)

Research interests: Dynamics of neural oscillations in motor control, BMI, movement disorders
Curriculum Vitae

Nuria Vendrell-Llopis
PhD (NERF, Belgium)

Research interests: Neuroprosthetic learning, neural coding, two-photon microscopy
Curriculum Vitae

Will Liberti
PhD (Boston University)

Research interests: Neural engineering, systems neurobiology, motor sequencing and learning, BMI
Curriculum Vitae

Emanuele Formento
PhD (EPFL, Switzerland)

Research interests: BMI, abstract skill learning, cognitive enhancement, neuroprosthetics, translational neural engineering
Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students

Tanner Dixon
UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

Research interests: Bimanual coordination, neural ensemble activity, BMI

David Piech
UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

Research interests: BMI, minimally invasive high-channel count neural recording & stimulation technology, clinical translation
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Albert You
UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

Research interests: BMI, motor learning, neuroprostheses

Ellen Zippi
Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program

Research interests: Neural adaptation, abstract skill learning, neuroprosthetics, action planning

Paul Botros
EECS PhD Program

Research interests: BMI, clinical translation of neuroprosthetics, neuroengineering

Undergraduate Researchers

Abhimanyu Singhal
Computer Science and Physics double major

Albert Qu
Computer Science and Cognitive Science double major

Cuong Luu
Bioengineering major

Past Members

Samantha Santacruz (2014-2018). Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin.

Bing Liu (2018). Senior Scientist with Dr. Leslie Osborne, Duke University.

Tom Roseberry (2017-2018). Neuralink Inc. (San Francisco, CA).

Maryam Shanechi (2012-2014). Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University.

Ryan Canolty (2009-2013). Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston.

Simon Overduin (2010-2013). Cofounder and Owner, Neurecall Inc. (San Francisco, CA).

Karunesh Ganguly (2007-2011). Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF, and Staff Physician at SFVAMC.

Rodolphe Heliot (2008-2009). Scientist at Schneider Electric SA (France).

Ignasi Cos-Aguilera (2006-2007). ISIR, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (France).

Vivek Athalye (PhD, 2012-2017). Postdoctoral fellow at Rui Costa’s lab, Columbia University.

Ryan Neely (PhD, 2012-2017). Iota Biosciences Inc. (Berkeley, CA).

Suraj Gowda (PhD, 2010-2015). Fitbit Inc. (San Francisco, CA).

Helene Moorman (PhD, 2009-2015). Exponent Inc. (Menlo Park, CA).

Siddharth Dangi (PhD, 2010-2015). Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA).

Helene Moorman (PhD, 2009-2015). Exponent Inc. (Menlo Park, CA).

Aaron Koralek (PhD, 2009-2014). Postdoctoral fellow at Rui Costa’s lab, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program (Lisbon, Portugal).

Amy Orsborn (PhD, 2007-2013). Postdoctoral fellow at Bijan Pesaran’s lab, New York University.

Kelvin So (PhD, 2009-2014). Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA).

Peter Ledochowitsch (PhD, 2009-2013, co-supervised with Prof. Michel Maharbiz). Scientist I at Allen Institute for Brain Science (Seattle, WA).

John Long (PhD, 2006-2011). Postdoctoral fellow at Gyorgy Buzsaki’s lab, New York University.

Jessica Jimenez (MS, 2009-2011). Engineer at Banks Integration Group (Vacaville, CA).

Subramaniam Venkatraman (PhD, 2006-2009). Research Scientist at Fitbit Inc. (San Francisco, CA).

Gireeja Ranade (MS, 2007-2009). Microsoft Research (Seattle, WA).

Aaron Kaluszca (MS, 2006-2007). Research Engineer at Lumos Labs (San Francisco, CA).

Lavi Secundo (PhD 2005-2007, then at Robert Knight’s Lab, UC Berkeley 2007-2010). Senior Researcher at Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).

Ching Fang (EECS/MCB, UC Berkeley, 2017-2019)

Axel de Tonnac (Visiting student, EPFL, 2016-2017)

Carmen Fernandez-Fisac (Visiting student, University College London, 2015-2016)

Rahul Nadkarni (BioE, UC Berkeley, 2012-2014)

Derek Tat (EECS/ME, UC Berkeley, 2011-2012)

Deepak Talwar (ME, UC Berkeley, 2013-2014)

Meredith Moore (Drake University, summer 2013)

Pattana Lee (EECS/MCB, UC Berkeley, 2007-2009)

Sandra Truong (MCB, UC Berkeley, 2008-2009)

Numa Perez (EECS, UC Berkeley, 2008-2009)

Nicolai Heinze (University of Erlangen, Germany, 2008-2009)

Yimin Yao (EECS/MCB, UC Berkeley, 2006-2007)

Ken Elkabany (EECS, UC Berkeley, 2006-2007)

Darin Hoyer (Pierce College Los Angeles, summer 2008)

Maria Bustamante (Oregon State University, summer 2007)

Jeffrey Chou (EECS, UC Berkeley, 2006-2007)