Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

Focus of Work

Bio

The three fundamental goals of my research are the following: 1) To understand the nature of the brain's own signals -- the "language" in which movement commands are expressed by neurons in the central nervous system. 2) To understand the mechanisms by which these signals are produced -- the nature of the connections among networks of neurons, and the transformations that occur in the signals as they propagate throughout these networks. 3) To develop applications of these basic principles that c...[Read full text]The three fundamental goals of my research are the following: 1) To understand the nature of the brain's own signals -- the "language" in which movement commands are expressed by neurons in the central nervous system. 2) To understand the mechanisms by which these signals are produced -- the nature of the connections among networks of neurons, and the transformations that occur in the signals as they propagate throughout these networks. 3) To develop applications of these basic principles that could be of therapeutic value to human patients. Much of this work is done in collaboration with students and faculty from the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN).[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Northwestern University, Physiology (1990)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Nijmegen (1992)

Contact

312-503-8677

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303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611