I am a Senior Lecturer (UK equivalent to Associate Professor) at the Department of Bioengineering, where I lead the Behaviour and Neural Dynamics Lab (Be.Neural) Lab, a multidisciplinary team of researchers working at the intersection between systems neuroscience and neural engineering.
My lab primarily focuses on understanding how the brain learns and controls behaviour. Our experiments revolve around questions in motor control, but we also collaborate with researchers investigating other aspects of behaviour. In addition, we are interested in leveraging this knowledge and develop neuroprosthetic technologies that restore movement to people with motor disability, especially Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and paralysis. The team pursues these goals based on a combination of behavioural experiments, high-yield neural recordings, data analysis techniques, and computational models.
For more information about my research, visit the Be.Neural Lab website.
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