I am an electronic/biomedical engineer and neuroscientist. From the beginning of my research career, I have explored and characterized how to interact with neural circuits at different organizational levels.
I have pursued my research interests by gaining extensive expertise in developing new hardware and software experimental tools focusing on engineering and scientific aspects of closed-loop neuromodulation by designing and running different experimental paradigms and developing several computational algorithms. The latter is critical for processing data to help researchers correctly interpret results.
For example, in one of my earliest work, I explored the mechanisms underlying neural plasticity by delivering electrical stimulation patterns to randomly cultured neural networks coupled to planar microelectrode arrays. Later, I used cortical micro-stimulation to create an artificial sensory channel for a new family of closed-loop bidirectional brain-machine interfaces.