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Neural Prosthesis Seminar Series

The Neural Prosthesis Seminar Series debuted in 1988. Since its debut, this series has sponsored numerous distinguished clinicians and scientists, working in areas that include functional neuromuscular and electrical stimulation, neuromodulation, brain computer interfaces (BCI), pain mechanisms and blocking, simulation & modeling, autonomic system,  traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other related areas.

The Neural Prosthesis Seminar Series is a public educational forum with prominent presenters active in all areas of research. The series brings together researchers, scientists, clinicians and students in the Northeast Ohio Research Community to encourage the exchange of scientific information on global emerging neuromodulation and neurostimulation topics.

The Neural Prosthesis Seminar Series is sponsored by the Cleveland FES Center in partnership with our co-hosts.


Upcoming NP Seminars


August 23, 2017

3:00 pm, CWRU Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Marmar Vaseghi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical and Translational Research
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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September 15, 2017

8:30 am, CWRU Nord Hall, Room 400

Robert Turner, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
University of Pittsburgh


October 20, 2017

8:30 am, CWRU Biomedical Research Building, Room 105

James Patton, PhD
Professor, Bioengineering
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
The University of Illinois, Chicago

Senior Research Scientist
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)


November 3, 2017

8:30 am, CWRU Biomedical Research Building, Room 105

Sherif M Elbasiouny, PhD, PE, PEng
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology and Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering
Boonshoft School of Medicine, College of Engineering & Computer Science, and College of Science & Mathematics
Wright State University


December 8, 2017

8:30 am, CWRU Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Parag G. Patil, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
University of Michigan


January 19, 2018

8:30 am, CWRU Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Aaron Batista, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Principal Investigator, Sensory Motor Integration Laboratory and Engineering
University of Pittsburgh


March 16, 2018

8:30 am, CWRU Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Kenneth Baker, PhD
Neuroscientist, Department of Neurosciences
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic


April 13, 2018

8:30 am, CWRU Biomedical Research Building, Room 105

Sliman Bensmaia, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
University of Chicago


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