Videos - Neuroscience Research Profiles

The videos here demonstrate the breadth of innovative neuroscience research projects conducted by The Brain Institute community.

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Steve Blair, Ph.D.

Optical devices for neural engineering

Steve Blair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Creation of novel optical devices and methods for improving neuroscience and neural engineering research and clinical applications.

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Richard B. Brown, Ph.D.

Electrochemical sensors; speech recognition

Richard B. Brown, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Creates integrated electrical and chemical neurosensors, and decodes movement and speech from brain surface local field potentials.

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College of Engineering enhances neural engineering at the University of Utah

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Greg Clark, Ph.D.

Restoring motor and sensory function

Greg Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering

 

How the Utah electrode array can be used to restore movement or sensation after nervous system damage or disease.

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Alan “Chuck” Dorval, Ph.D.

Information processing in Parkinson's disease

Alan "Chuck" Dorval, Ph.D.
USTAR Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

 
Using an understanding of how the brain processes information during Parkinson's disease to devise new approaches for alleviating symptoms of the disease.

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Robert Hitchcock, Ph.D.

Medical devices to address unmet clinical needs

Robert Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Develops technologies for physiologic sensing, surveillance, and feedback to understand and direct behavior during activities of normal daily living.

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Julie Korenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Neural circuitry of cognitive disorders

Julie Korenberg, M.D., Ph.D. 
USTAR Professor of Pediatrics

Genetics, imaging, and molecular-based methods to understand how social and behavioral circuits are affected in cognitive disorders, such as Down syndrome and Williams syndrome.

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Melissa Lopez-Larson, M.D.

Mood disorders in adolescents

Melissa Lopez-Larson, M.D. 
USTAR Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

 

Advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate causes of mood disorders in adolescents.

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Richard Normann, Ph.D.

Utah electrode array

Richard Normann, Ph.D. 
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering

 

What the Utah electrode array is and how it can help those with pathology or injury to central or peripheral nervous systems.

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Richard Rabbitt, Ph.D.

Biophysics of the inner ear

Richard Rabbitt, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioengineering

 

Investigating biophysics of the inner ear to improve cochlear implants and other therepeutics.

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Perry Renshaw, M.B.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Altitude, brain chemistry, and mood states

Perry Renshaw, M.B.A., M.D., Ph.D. 
USTAR Professor of Psychiatry

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to investigate how living at high altitude affects brain chemistry, and contributes to high rates of depression observed in Utah.

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Florian Solzbacher, Ph.D.

Implantable neural systems for patient monitoring

Florian Solzbacher, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

Fine-tuning harsh environment and implantable microsystems for real-time, remote monitoring of patient health.

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Matt Wachowiak, Ph.D.

Sensing and processing olfactory information

Matt Wachowiak, Ph.D. 
USTAR Associate Professor of Physiology

 

Exploring the sense of smell as a means to understand how the brain encodes and processes sensory information.

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John White, Ph.D.

Information processing in the brain

John White, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Brain Institute

 

Investigating how information is processed in the brain with the goal of helping the human condition.

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Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D.

Psychiatric illness and traumatic brain injury

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D.
USTAR Professor of Psychiatry

 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand and devise clinical interventions for psychiatric illness and traumatic brain injury.

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Last Updated: 11/11/13