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NPTL alumni

Alumni

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MS Students

  1. Mr. Allan Raventos, MS​.  Stanford University undergraduate.  2015-2016 REU summer student and undergraduate, NPTL.  2016-2017 EE MS graduate student, NPTL
  2. Mr. Naryan Murthy, MS. Brown University undergraduate. Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA. 2019-2021 EE graduate student, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL. 2021- Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA.
  3. Mr. Elias Stein, MS 2019-2021 EE graduate student, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL. 2021- Special Projects Group, Apple, Cupertino, CA.

Postdocs

  1. Guy Wilson, PhD. Stanford University graduate school (NPTL). 2018-2023 Research Associate, NPTL, Stanford University.
  2. Associate Professor Cindy Chestek, PhD.  Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2010-2012 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University.  2012-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan.  2018- Associate Professor.
  3. Associate Professor Vikash Gilja, PhD.  Stanford University Graduate School (NPSL).  2010-2013 Research associate, NPTL, Stanford University.  2013- Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD.  2017-2018 Neuralink Inc. 2020- Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD.
  4. Assistant Professor Chethan Pandarinath, PhD Cornell University graduate school.  2011-2016 Postdoc in NPTL.  2016- Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University & Georgia Institute of Technology.
  5. Assistant Professor Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD​.  Stanford University graduate school (NPSL).  2014-2017 Postdoc with NPTL, Stanford University.  2017- Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University (Stanford Brain Interface Lab).
  6. Dr. Matthew MacDougall, MDUC San Diego, neurosurgery residency.  2016-2017 Neurosurgery Fellow with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University.  2016-2017 Postdoc with NPTL.  2017- Department of Neurosurgery, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), San Francisco, CA.  2018- Department of Neurosurgery, California Pacific Medical Center and Neuralink Inc.
  7. Dr. Sharlene Flesher, PhD. 2007-2011, Department of Computer Engineering Saint Mary's University, San Antonio, TX undergraduate. 2011-2017 Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, graduate school. 2017-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson (NPTL), NPTL. 2020- Sensor Calibration and Instrumentation Engineer (input devices), Apple, Cupertino, CA.
  8. Dr. Frank Willett, PhD. 2017-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson. 2021- Research Scientist III through HHMI, joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson.
  9. Assistant Professor Sergey Stavisky, PhD. 2004-2008 Brown University undergraduate. 2008-2010 BrainGate Research Engineer, Brown University. 2010-2016 Neurosciences PhD student with NPSL / Shenoy Group, Stanford. 2016-2021 Postdoc with NPTL, Stanford. 2021- Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Univeristy of California at Davis, Lab website: UC Davis Neuroprosthetics Lab.

Research Scientists

  1. Dr. Beata Jarosiewicz, PhD  2010-2013 Investigator at BrainGateDepartment of NeuroscienceBrown University; 2013-2016 Assistant Professor (Research), Department of NeuroscienceBrown University and Investigator at BrainGate; 2016-2018 Senior Research Scientist, Department of Neurosurgery and Electrical EngineeeringStanford University and at NPTL; 2018-2020 Senior Clinical Research Scientist at NeuroPace, Inc.; 2020- Neuroengineer at Neuralink, Corp.

Laboratory Staff

  1. Christine Blabe, MS 2010-2017 NPTL clinical technician. 2017- research coordinator, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University.
  2. Paymon Rezaii, BS 2017-2018 NPTL Clinical technician. 2018-2020 research coordinator, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Stanford University; 2020- Tulane University Medical School

Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) Program, EE

  1. Sabar Dasgupta (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Paul Nuyujukian) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  2. Pavan Mehrotra (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Paul Nuyujukian) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  3. Allan Raventos (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Sergey Stavisky) Next: Stanford, EE co-term masters student
  4. Blue Sheffer (2016 summer, daily advisor: Dr. Sergey Stavisky) Next: Stanford, EE undergraduate
  5. Mr. Neal Patel, MS (2021 summer Med Scholars student; joint with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, NPTL, and Prof. Shaul Druckmann). Next: continuing MD student.

Stereotactic and Functional Clinical Instructor

  1. Dr. Matthew Willsey, MD, PhD Department of Neurosurgery with Prof. Henderson