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Group photo (10/2019), left to right: Eli Stein, Donald Avansino, Dr. Frank Willett, Guy Wilson, Prof. Jaimie Henderson, Dr. Darrel Deo, Prof. Krishna Shenoy, Dr. Sharlene Flesher, Dr. Sergey Stavisky



Mr. Donald Avansino, BS Software Engineer I through HHMI

Amit Ayer, MD Clinical Instructor and Fellow w/ Prof. Jaimie Henderson, Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Darrel Deo, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery

Ms. Foram Kandar, MS Clinical Neurotechnology Research Associate (CNRA), Department of Neurosurgery. 

Prof. Jaimie Henderson, MD  Co-director

Mr. Neal Patel, MS 2015-2020 BS and MS, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. 2020- medical student at Stanford School of Medicine. 2020- rotating student with NPTL. 2021 Summer Med Scholars with NPTL.
Dr. Nishal Shah, PhD Incoming Postdoctoral Fellow through HHMI

Prof. Krishna Shenoy, PhD Co-director
Dr. Sergey Stavisky, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Frank Willett, PhD Research Scientist III through HHMI
Mr. Guy Wilson, BS Graduate Student, Neurosciences Program, joint with Prof. Shaul Druckmann

Ms. Cristine Blabe, MS - NPTL clinical technician 2010-2017 (present: Specialty Exercise Instructor, Stanford Health Care)

Prof. Cindy Chestek, PhD - NPTL postdoc 2010-2012 (present: Associate Professor, Deptartment of Bioengineering, University of Michigan)

Dr. Nir Even-Chen, PhD - NPTL graduate student 2016-2018 (present: research scientist, Lyft Inc.)

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 with NPTL. 2020- Sensor Calibration and Instrumentation Engineer (input devices), Apple, Cupertino, CA.

Prof. Vikash Gilja, PhD - NPTL postdoc 2010-2013 (present: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at San Diego)

Assistant Prof. Daniel Kramer, MD - Clinical Instructor and Fellow with Prof. Jaimie Henderson, Department of Neurosurgery

Mr. Naryan Murthy, MS 2019-2021, Graduate student , Department of Electrical Engineering (present: Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA)

Assistant Prof. Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD - NPTL postdoc 2014-2017 (present: Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Neurosurgery and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University)

Assistant Prof. Chethan Pandarinath, PhD - NPTL postdoc 2011-2017 (present: Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology)

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

Mr. Allan Raventos, MS - NPTL REU summer student 2015-2016, EE MS student 2016-2017; Machine Learning Engineer, Toyota Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA; 2020- PhD student, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Paymon Rezaii, MS - NPTL clinical neurotechnology research assistant 2017-2018 (present: staff, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University)

Mr. Elias Stein, MS 2019-2021, Graduate student, Department of Electrical Engineering; Special Projects Group, Apple, Cupertino, CA.

Dr. Frank Willett, PhD Research Scientist III through HHMI


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