Posts classified under: Predoctoral Trainees

Saarang Panchavati

I’m interested in using deep learning to improve patient outcomes and to further our understanding of neural processes and brain physiology. Currently, I am exploring how different deep learning approaches can be used to improve BCIs for motor imagery, as well as how we might elucidate neural mechanisms of pediatric epilepsy and gait freezing in Parkinson’s disease.

Mentor: William Speier, Ph.D.

Jonathan Brand

Jonathan’s research is focused on peripheral nerve stimulation—specifically vagus nerve stimulation.  Studying the mechanisms and modulation techniques of peripheral nerves is a logical precursor to studying the brain, since signals in nerves are much more predictable and easy to study.  Jonathan is developing novel stimulation techniques to improve state-of-the-art vagus nerve stimulation, with the intention of translating those techniques to brain stimulation as our knowledge grows.

Mentor: Wentai Liu, Ph.D.