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Mission Statement

Our research laboratory focuses on innovating neuromodulation technologies to improve quality of life for people with neurological disorders. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is one such technology, which has helped numerous people living with Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and essential tremor reclaim control over their motor function. DBS therapy involves placing tiny electrodes in regions of the brain that exhibit pathological activity and then stimulating those regions with continuous pulses of energy. We focus on understanding how the brain responds and adapts to stimulation-based therapies from a combination of computational and experimental perspectives. These studies in turn provide us with a rationale to develop, evaluate, and translate new approaches for improving patient care.

Recent News News archives

May 23, 2016
Ben Teplitzky published his paper, "Model-based comparison of deep brain stimulation array functionality with varying number of radial electrodes and machine learning feature sets" in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. Well done, Ben!

May 19, 2016
Joe Xiao published his paper, "Multimodal 7T imaging of thalamic nuclei for preclinical deep brain stimulation applications" in Frontiers in Neuroscience, Brain Imaging Methods. Well done, Joe!

May 15, 2016
Alex Doyle joined the lab. Welcome, Alex!

March 24, 2016
Laura Zitella successfully defended her PhD thesis. Outstanding, Laura!

November 13, 2015
Julia Slopsema joined the lab. Welcome, Julia!

Dr. Matthew D. Johnson
6-134 Hasselmo Hall, 312 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Phone: 612-626-6492 | Fax: 612-626-6583