Principal Investigator

Lab Location


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 at UC Berkeley

Mailing address:
286 Li Ka Shing Center, MC # 3370
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 643 2430

Maki Kitano

Lab Manager

Postdoctoral Researchers

Preeya Khanna
PhD (UC Berkeley)

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

Will Liberti
PhD (Boston University)

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

Bing Liu
PhD (Chinese Academy of Science)

Research interests: BMI, deep brain stimulation, neural basis of cognition, learning and adaptation.
Curriculum Vitae

Samantha Santacruz
PhD (Rice University)

Research interests: Closed-loop deep brain stimulation, computational models of basal ganglia, neuroengineering.
Curriculum Vitae

Nuria Vendrell-Llopis
PhD (NERF, Belgium)

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

Albert You
UCB/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

Research interests: BMI, motor learning, neuroprostheses.

Ellen Zippi
Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program

Research interests: Neural adaptation and learning, closed-loop deep brain stimulation, neural basis of cognition, computational neuroscience.

Undergraduate Researchers

Ching Fang
Computer Science and Molecular & Cell Biology double major

Abhimanyu Singhal
Computer Science and Physics double major

Past Members

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).

Johhn 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).

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)