People

Faculty

Warren M. Grill

Warren M. Grill

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Neural engineering and neural prostheses and include design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications in restoration of bladder function, treatment of movement disorders with deep brain [...]

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Nicole (Nikki) Pelot

Nicole (Nikki) Pelot

Research Director

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Postdocs

Bradley Barth

Bradley Barth

Postdoctoral Associate

Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Matthew Bryson

Matthew Bryson

Postdoctoral Associate

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Katherine Lambert

Katherine Lambert

Postdoctoral Associate

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Kay Palopoli

Kay Palopoli

Postdoctoral Associate

Deep Brain Stimulation

Gene J Yu

Gene J Yu

Postdoctoral Associate

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

PhD Students

Jahrane Dale

Jahrane Dale

Ph.D. Student (2025)

Deep Brain Stimulation

Minhaj Hussain

Minhaj Hussain

Ph.D. Candidate (2025)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Daniel Marshall

Daniel Marshall

Ph.D. Student (2026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Bladder and Sexual Function

Brandon Thio

Brandon Thio

Ph.D. Candidate (2023)

Computational Modeling for Epilepsy

Kathryn Turk

Kathryn Turk

Ph.D. Student (2028)

Carotid Sinus Nerve Stimulation, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Masters Students

Zhecheng Dong

Zhecheng Dong

Masters Student

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Bralen Dulin

Bralen Dulin

Masters Student

Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation

Emma (YiChen) Lin

Emma (YiChen) Lin

Masters Student (2024)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Nick Merola

Nick Merola

Masters Student

Vagus Nerve Stimulation 

Staff

Em Abbott

Em Abbott

Research Scientist

Bladder Function, Spinal Cord Injury

Danielle Degoski

Danielle Degoski

Research Analyst

Bladder and Sexual Function

Khoa Do

Khoa Do

Research Associate

Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation

Karthik Kamaravelu

Karthik Kamaravelu

Research Associate

Deep Brain Stimulation, Intracortical Microstimulation

Lucas Kaplan

Lucas Kaplan

Research Associate

Carotid Sinus Nerve Stimulation

Yuhui Li

Yuhui Li

Research Scientist

Deep Brain Stimulation

Jennifer Peters

Jennifer Peters

Clinical Research Coordinator

Deep Brain Stimulation

Rocio Rodriguez

Rocio Rodriguez

R&D Engineer

Deep Brain Stimulation

Anabella Santos

Anabella Santos

Research Associate

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt

R&D Engineer

Deep Brain Stimulation

Boshuo Wang

Boshuo Wang

Research Associate

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Transcranial Electrical Stimulation, Magnetogenic Neurostimulation

Princess Tara Zamani

Princess Tara Zamani

Research Associate

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Newland Zhang

Newland Zhang

Research Associate

Tibial Nerve Stimulation

Undergraduate Students

Isha Chugh

Isha Chugh

Undergraduate (2027)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Nitisha Gautam

Nitisha Gautam

Undergraduate (2024)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Jerry Jiang

Jerry Jiang

Undergraduate (2024)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Tyler Kearse

Tyler Kearse

Undergraduate (2025)

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Priscilla La

Priscilla La

Undergraduate (2024)

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Ishani Raha

Ishani Raha

Undergraduate (2025)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Alex Richardson

Alex Richardson

Undergraduate (2024)

Deep Brain Stimulation

Anna Tornatore

Anna Tornatore

Undergraduate (2025)

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Jonathan Wu

Jonathan Wu

Undergraduate (2026)

Spinal Cord Stimulation, Bladder and Sexual Function