Implanted neural devices are instrumental in studying the brain and treating certain neurological conditions. For these devices to perform optimally, engineers must have a detailed understanding of device specifications, the nervous system’s response to the device, and the underlying physiology that drives neural function. A combination of intracortical recording and in vivo imaging can improve our understanding in these areas, potentially informing design considerations and intervention strategies. In this regard, I am interested in exploring the cellular and subcellular responses to implants, as well as coordinated electrophysiological activity throughout the cortex.


Wellman S.M., Eles J.R., Ludwig K.A., Seymour J., Michelson N.J., McFadden W.E., Vazquez A.L., Kozai T.D.Y. 2017. Advanced Functional Materials. A Materials Roadmap to Functional Neural Interface Design.


Michelson N, Vazquez A, Williams J, Cui X, Kozai T. BMES 2017 Poster Presentation. Motion Artefact Contamination of Neural Electrophysiological Recordings Cannot Be Eliminated with CAR.