News

June 2021

Jessica Loechli joined the lab. Welcome, Jessica!


May 2021

Hans’ paper “Model-based optimization of spinal cord stimulation for inspiratory muscle activation” was published in Neuromodulation. Outstanding, Hans!

Anagha Kotkar joined the lab as a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering. Welcome, Anagha!


January 2021

Vish’s paper “Quantitative sensory testing of spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation in chronic pain patients” was published in Neuromodulation. Excellent work, Vish!


November 2020

Ehsan’s paper “Biophysics of temporal interference stimulation” was published in Cell Systems, in collaboration with the Capogrosso group at the University of Pittsburgh. This work was also featured in an article in the University of Michigan Medical School’s Lab Notes. Outstanding, Ehsan!


July 2020

Luis Ruiz Perez joined the lab as a PREP scholar. Welcome, Luis!


June 2020

Scott co-authored an opinion piece titled “What is the key conceptual or methodological bottleneck to controlling neural biology?” in Cell Systems with Marco Capogrosso. Fantastic, Scott!

Bobby’s paper “The effect of clinically controllable factors on neural activation during dorsal root ganglion stimulation” was published in Neuromodulation. Good job, Bobby!

The lab published a paper titled “A patient-specific computational framework for the Argus II implant” in collaboration with Jim Weiland’s BioElectronic Vision lab. Great work, everyone!

Scott published an editorial titled “Can patient-specific computer models help in pain clinics using spinal cord stimulation?” in Bioelectronics in Medicine. Awesome, Scott!


May 2020

Scott co-authored a Perspective piece titled “A computational outlook on neurostimulation” with Marco Capogrosso (University of Pittsburgh) in Bioelectronic Medicine. Nice one, Scott!

Hans’ paper “Anatomical and technical factors affecting the neural response to epidural spinal cord stimulation” was published in the Journal of Neural Engineering. Outstanding, Hans!

Kelly Crumley and Meagan Brucker joined the lab as rotating PhD students. Welcome, Kelly and Meagan!

Bobby was awarded an F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) through the NIH. Congratulations, Bobby!


April 2020

Many lab members were involved in the NYC Neuromodulation 2020 Online Conference:

  • Scott served on the Conference Scientific Committee, and chaired several sessions:
    • Neurophysiological effects of spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain management
    • Emerging applications of spinal cord stimulation
    • Advanced approaches to spinal cord stimulation for pain
  • Ehsan, Hans, and Evan all helped moderate sessions
  • Bobby gave a talk on his work modeling dorsal root ganglion stimulation for chronic pain

Excellent work, everyone!


March 2020

The lab published a paper titled “Realistic anatomically detailed open-source spinal cord stimulation (RADO-SCS) model” in collaboration with Marom Bikson’s group at CCNY. Great job, everyone!

Bobby received the Biointerfaces Institute Student Innovator Award. Great job, Bobby!


February 2020

Ehsan’s poster “Towards fast construction of patient-specific neurostimulation models using parametric reduced order modeling” won Best Poster in his group at this year’s North American Neuromodulation Society meeting. Outstanding work, Ehsan!

Bobby received two awards from the College of Engineering: the Distinguished Leadership Award, and the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement. Congratulations, Bobby!


January 2020

Several lab members presented their work at the 2020 North American Neuromodulation Society meeting. Nice work, everyone!

Amolak Jhand joined the lab. Welcome, Amolak!

The lab published a paper titled “Spatial models of cell distribution in human lumbar dorsal root ganglia,” in collaboration with Tim Bruns’ pNEURO lab. Great job, everyone!


November 2019

An article in ClickOnDetroit featured Scott and some work going on in the lab!


September 2019

Vanessa Pruitt, MSW, joined the lab. Welcome, Vanessa!

Bobby received a Travel Award for the 2020 North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting. Nice one, Bobby!


August 2019

Evan successfully defended his Qualifying Exam to reach candidacy, and completed his Master’s degree on his way to his PhD. Excellent work, Evan!

Scott’s paper “Patient-specific analysis of neural activation during spinal cord stimulation for pain” was published in Neuromodulation, and was selected as the cover article for the July 2020 Issue! Great job, Scott!


April 2019

Carlos’ paper “Evoked potentials recorded from the spinal cord during neurostimulation for pain: A computational modeling study” was published in Neuromodulation. Excellent work, Carlos!


March 2019

Bobby received a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant to help defray the costs of conducting his research project.  Congratulations, Bobby!


February 2019

Bobby’s paper “Dorsal root ganglion stimulation for chronic pain modulates Aβ-fiber activity but not C-fiber activity: a computational modeling study” was published in Clinical Neurophysiology. Great job, Bobby!


January 2019

Alice Tracey joined the lab. Welcome, Alice!


December 2018

Scott’s review paper “Innovations in spinal cord stimulation for pain” was published in Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering! Nice one, Scott!


November 2018

Hans, Carlos, and Bobby presented posters at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Great job, guys!


September 2018

Vish’s paper “Objective measures to characterize the physiological effects of spinal cord stimulation in neuropathic pain: a literature review” was published in Neuromodulation, and was selected as the cover article for the February 2019 Issue! Great work, Vish!

Hannah Soifer joined the lab. Welcome, Hannah!


August 2018

Carlos received a Biomedical Engineering Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship. Excellent, Carlos!

Hans and Bobby completed their Master’s degrees on their way to their PhDs. Great job, Hans and Bobby!


July 2018

Hans and Bobby successfully defended their Qualifying Exams to reach candidacy. Congratulations, Hans and Bobby!


June 2018

Carlos received a Travel Award for the 2018 Neural Interfaces Conference. Excellent work, Carlos!


May 2018

Ehsan Mirzakhalili, PhD and Katrina Yeomans joined the lab. Welcome, Ehsan and Katrina!


April 2018

Carlos was named an Honorable Mention for the 2018 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Great work, Carlos!


January 2018

Dr. Vishwanath (Vish) Sankarasubramanian was accepted into the Postdoctoral Translational Scholar Program (PTSP) in the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) for his translational research on neuromodulation therapies for chronic pain management. Congratulations, Vish!


August 2017

Evan Rogers and Carlos Anaya Ramirez joined the lab. Welcome, Evan and Carlos!


July 2017

Robert Graham received a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant to help defray the costs of conducting his research project.  Congratulations, Bobby!


January 2017

Dr. Lempka received the 2017 Kumar New Investigator Best Manuscript Award from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). This award is named in honor of Dr. Krishna Kumar who was a pioneer in the field of clinical neuromodulation therapies for chronic pain. At the 2017 NANS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Lempka presented his computer modeling work of kilohertz frequency spinal cord stimulation.

 

 

 

 


October 2016

Robert Graham and Hans Zander join the Neuromodulation Lab. Welcome, Bobby and Hans!


September 2016

Vishwanath Sankarasubramanian, PhD, becomes the first official member of the Neuromodulation Lab. Welcome, Vish!