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Updated: 24 February 2017. Also see neurotree.org

Masters Students

  1. Allan Raventos, BS NPTL Electrical Engineering

PhD Students

  1. Nir Even-Chen, MS Electrical Engineering
  2. Xulu Sun, BS Biosciences Program
  3. Eric Trautmann, MS Neurosciences Program
  4. Saurabh Vyas, BS Bioengineering
  5. Megan Wang, BS Neurosciences Program
  6. Jessie Verhein, BS Medical scientist training program (Neurosciences Program PhD and medical school)

Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Dr. Chand Chandrasekaran, PhD
  2. Dr. Matthew Golub, PhD Starting Spring 2017, joint with Prof. Bill Newsome and Adjunct Prof. David Sussillo
  3. Dr. Jonathan Kao, PhD Tenure-track Assist. Prof., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, UCLA starting 4/17
  4. Dr. Matthew MacDougal, MD Also Neurosurgery Fellow with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford
  5. Dr. Jonathan Michaels, PhD Starting Spring 2017
  6. Dr. Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD NPTL Tenure-track Assist. Prof., Depts. of BioE, Neurosurgery, EE & SNI, Stanford starting 4/17
  7. Dr. Dan O'Shea, PhD Starting 2017, postdoc with Prof. Andy Huberman, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford
  8. Dr. Sergey Stavisky, PhD NPTL

Laboratory Staff

  1. Lucas Cofer, BS Laboratory staff
  2. Beverly Davis, BS Faculty Administrator, joint with Prof. Subhashish Mitra
  3. Noel Aliyyah, Laboratory staff, part time
  4. Paymon Rezaii, NPTL Clinical technician
  5. Mackenzie Risch, BS Laboratory staff, Head
  6. Michelle Wechsler, BS Laboratory staff
  7. Liana Yates, BS Laboratory staff

Senior Research Scientists

Dr. Beata Jarosiewicz NPTL

Adjunct Professors

  1. Prof. Stephen Ryu, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA
  2. Prof. David Sussillo, PhD Google Brain, Alphabet, Mountain View, CA

Principal Investgator

Prof. Krishna Shenoy, PhD

 

Group Alumni

PhDs

  1. Dr. Gopal Santhanam, PhD UC Berkeley undergraduate, 2001-2006 EE PhD thesis, "Design of higher performance neural prosthetic systems". 2006-2013 Co-founder and Vice President, Total Phase, Inc 2013- Senior Engineer at Waymo (Alphabet's Google X self-driving car technology division)
  2. Prof. Byron Yu, PhD UC Berkeley undergraduate, 2001-2006 EE PhD thesis, "Neural dynamics of movement preparation and execution". Next position: postdoc, see below.
  3. Dr. Afsheen Afshar, MD, PhD Princeton University undergraduate, 2004-2008 EE PhD thesis, "Neural mechanisms of motor preparation and applications to prostheses". 2008-2010 Completed medical school (MSTP, MD) at Stanford University. 2010- Associate, Goldman Sachs, Ney York City; then Vice President, Goldman Sachs, New York City. 2016- Head, Data Sciences, JP Morgan, New York City
  4. Prof. John Cunningham, PhD Dartmouth College undergraduate, 2004-2009 EE PhD thesis, "Algorithms for understanding motor cortical processing and neural prosthetic systems". Next postion: postdoc, see below
  5. Prof. Vikash Gilja, PhD MIT undergraduate, 2004-2010 CS PhD thesis, "Towards clinically viable neural prosthetic systems". 2010-2013 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University. 2013- Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego.
  6. Prof. Cindy Chestek, PhD Case Western Reserve University undergraduate, 2005-2010 EE PhD thesis, "Measurements and technology for long-term neural prosthetic systems". 2010-2012 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University. 2012- Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan.
  7. Dr. Rachel Kalmar, PhD UCSD undergraduate, 2005-2010 Neurosciences Program PhD thesis, "Moving through the brain: A study of movement preparation in the oculomotor and reach systems". 2010- various Bay Area biomedical industry startups
  8. Dr. Matthew Kaufman, PhD Stanford University undergraduate, 2005-2011 Neurosciences Program PhD thesis, "Neural mechanisms and dynamics underlying reaching and decision making". Next position: postdoc, see below.
  9. Dr. Zuley Rivera Alvidrez, PhD University of Arizona undergraduate, 2005-2011 EE PhD thesis, "Low-dimensional neural features reflect the features of muscle activation". 2011- Writing novels, New York City
  10. Dr. Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD UCLA undergraduate, 2007-2012 BioE PhD thesis, "Towards clinically relevant neural prostheses". 2012-2014 Completing medical school (MSTP, MD) at Stanford University. 2014- Postdoc with NPTL (primary) and NPSL at Stanford University
  11. Dr. Werapong Goo, PhD Duke University Undergraduate, 2009-2014 BioE PhD thesis, "Development of optogenetics for motor systems neuroscience in non-human primates". 2014- Senior Associate, Boston Consulting Group, Bangkok, Thailand
  12. Dr. Justin Foster, PhD Columbia University undergraduate, 2007-2014 EE PhD thesis, "A freely-moving monkey treadmill model". 2014- Data Scientist, Everstring
  13. Dr. K. Cora Ames, PhD University of Chicago undergraduate, 2009-2014 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "Neural dynamics of reaching following incorrect, absent, or last-minute preparation". 2014- Postdoc with Prof. Mark Churchland and Prof. Larry Abbott at Columbia University
  14. Dr. Sergey Stavisky, PhD Brown University undergraduate, 2010-2016 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "Advancing motor neural prosthesis robustness and neuroscience".
  15. Prof. Jonathan Kao, PhD Stanford University undergraduate, 2010-2016 Electrical Engineering PhD thesis, "Decoder algorithm design for high-performance and robust neural prostheses". 2016-2017 Postdoc with NPSL. 2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA.
  16. Dr. Dan O'Shea, PhD Princeton University undergraduate, 2009-2016 Neurosciences PhD thesis, "Probing the motor cortical dynamics of flexible feedback control". 2017- Postdoc with NPSL. 2017- Postdoc with Andy Huberman, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford.

MSs

  1. Joline Fan MS 2009-2011 Princeton University undergraduate, Bioengineering MS. 2011-2015 Medical school, UCSF. 2015- Neurology resident, UCSF
  2. Shikhar Shrestha, MS 2014-2015 IIT undergraduate, Mechanical Engineering MS. 2015- Mechanical Engineering PhD program at Stanford

Postdocs

  1. Dr. Stephen Ryu, MS, MD UCSD MD, 2002-2004 Postdoc in NPSL; 2004-2006 Completing neurosurgery residency, Stanford. 2006-2015 Consulting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford; 2015- Consulting Associate Prof. 2006-2009 Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford; 2009- Neurosurgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  2. Prof. Aaron Batista, PhD Caltech PhD, 2003-2007 Postdoc in NPSL. 2007-2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh; 2015- Associate Professor.
  3. Prof. Byron Yu, PhD Stanford University PhD, 2007-2009 Postdoc in NPSL and Sahani Group at Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London. 2010-2015 Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; 2015- Associate Professor
  4. Prof. John Cunningham, PhD Stanford University PhD, 2009 Postdoc in NPSL; 2009 Accepted Assistant Professorship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, Saint Louis (WUSTL). 2010-2011 Postdoc with Prof. Zoubin Ghahramani, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University; 2011-2013 Assistant Professor, WUSTL; 2013- Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics & Neuroscience, Columbia University
  5. Prof. Mark Churchland, PhD UCSF PhD, 2001-2007 Postdoc in NPSL; 2007-2011 Research Associate in NPSL. 2011- Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University
  6. Prof. Cindy Chestek, PhD Stanford University PhD, 2010-2012 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University. 2012- Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan.
  7. Prof. Vikash Gilja, PhD Stanford University PhD, 2010-2013 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University. 2013- Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego.
  8. Prof. Ilka Diester, PhD Eberhart-Karls-University, Tubigen, Germany PhD, 2008-2011 Postdoc in NPSL. 2011-2014 Assistant Professor, Ernst Strüngmann Institute / Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany. 2014- Professor, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  9. Dr. Paul Kalanithi, MD Yale University MD, 2010-2012 Postdoc in NPSL. 2012-2014 Completing neurosurgery residency at Stanford University. 2014-2015 Instructor in the Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, and with Stanford Neuroscience Institute. March 2015, In loving memory of our dear friend and group mate. Obituary When Breath Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi. Amazon
  10. Dr. Matt Kaufman, PhD Stanford University PhD, 2011-2012 Postdoc in NPSL. 2012- Postdoc with Prof. Anne Churchland at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  11. Dr. David Sussillo, PhD Columbia University PhD, 2010-2014 Postdoc in NPSL. 2014- Brain Group, Google
  12. Dr. Chethan Pandarinath, PhD Cornell University PhD, 2011-2016 Postdoc in NPTL; 2016- Assistant Professor., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University & Georgia Tech

Staff

  1. Missy Howard, RVT, RLATG 2002-2005 Laboratory staff. 2006-2010 IACUC Inspection Manager in Office of Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Research Compliance, Stanford University. 2010- Private practice, Montana.
  2. Evie Kalmar, BS 2007 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2007- Medical school at UCSF, and public policy at UC Berkeley.
  3. Heather Graham, BS 2007-2008 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2008-2012 Veterinary school, Virginia Tech.
  4. Willie Phan, BS 2008-2009 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2009-2013 Veterinary school, UC Davis.
  5. Stacey Kang, BS 2009-2010 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2010-2014 Veterinary school, UC Davis. 2014-2016 Veterinary resident, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University.
  6. Drew Haven, BS 2006-2010 Computer and network systems analysist, joint with faculty in the Department of Neurobiology. 2008-2012 Part time masters studented in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. 2012- Industry positions, then Google.
  7. Wendy Kalkus, BS 2010-2011 Laboratory assistant, part time. 2011-2012 Marine sciences intern. 2012-2016 Veterinary school, UC Davis.
  8. Erica Morgan, BS 2011-2012 Laboratory staff, part time. 2013-2017 Veterinary school, UC Davis.
  9. Sandra Eisensee 2001-2013 Financial analyst and administrative associate. 2013- Retired.
  10. John Aguayo, MS 2010-2013 Laboratory staff, joint with Prof. Karl Deisseroth. 2013- System software developer with Prof. Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University.
  11. Clare Sherman, BS 2011-2013 Laboratory staff, part time. 2013-2017 Veterinary school, Cornell University.
  12. Boris Osktotsky, PhD 2010-2014 Computer and network systems analysist, joint with faculty in the Department of Neurobiology. 2014-2015 Stanford University School of Medicine. 2015- UCSF.
  13. Armand Smith, BS 2014-2015 Computer and network systems analyist, joint with Neurobiology faculty.
  14. Evelyn Castaneda, MBA 2010-2015 DARPA REPAIR program manager. 2015- Department of Chemistry, SLAC / Stanford University.
  15. Rosie Steinbach, BS 2014-2016 Laboratory staff, part time. 2016- Oregon Primate Center.
  16. Shannon Smith, BS 2014-2016 Laboratory staff, part time. 2015-2016 MS program, Stanford University. 2016- Veterinary school, UC Davis.
  17. Christine Blabe, MS 2010-2017 NPTL clinical technician. 2017- research coordinator, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University.

Undergraduate Summer Interns (EE REUs)

  1. Johnson Huang, BS (2001-2002) Next: MIT EECS graduate school
  2. Justin Blanco, BS (2002-2003) Next: U Penn, BioE gradate school
  3. R. Carter Dunn, BS (2004 summer) Next: MIT MBA, Current: Boston Consulting Group
  4. Erem Boto, BS (2005 summer, Biology REU) Next: NeuroPace, Inc., Next: founder CloudMed, Next: co-founder eGraphs (acquired by Linked In), Current: Linked In.
  5. Neil Achtman, BS (2005 summer) Next: Intel
  6. Alex Chan, BS (2007 summer) Next: MIT EECS graduate student
  7. Joya Deri, BS (2008 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student, Currently: CMU, EE graduate student
  8. Ogi Zivojnovic, BS (2008 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term, Next: Qualcomm
  9. Vivek Athalye, BS (2010 summer) Next: UC Berkeley, EE graduate student
  10. Chip Schulman, BS (2010 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student
  11. Gil Shotan, BS (2010, 2011 summers) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student
  12. Aaron Zarraga, BS (2010 summer) Next: Stanford, EE co-term student
  13. Chia-Jung (Dana) Chang, BS (2011 summer), from National Taiwan University (joint with Prof. Teresa Meng) Next: NTU undergraduate, Next: JHU, Bioengineering graduate student, Currently: MIT EECS graduate student
  14. Jai Sajnani (2013 summer, NPTL) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate (continuing)
  15. Steven Lin (2014 summer, winter) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  16. Axel Sly (2015 summer) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  17. Alexander Sosa (2015 summer) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  18. Chayakorn (Tun) Pongsiri (2015 summer) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  19. Iliana Bray (2016 summer, daily advisor: Chand) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  20. Sabar Dasgupta (2016 summer, daily advisor: Paul) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  21. Pavan Mehrotra (2016 summer, daily advisor: Paul) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  22. Allan Raventos (2016 summer, daily advisor: Sergey) Next: Stanford, EE masters student
  23. Blue Sheffer (2016 summer, daily advisor: Sergey) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  24. Nick Sovich (2016 summer, daily advisor: Eric) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  25. Gabriel Vega (2016 summer, daily advisor: Sergey) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate