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The Neuroprostheses Research Lab at the University of Florida

The Neuroprostheses Research Lab (NPR Lab) is a research facility located within the University of Florida J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. The activities in the NPR Lab are centered on basic and applied research utilizing neural engineering approaches to treat neurological disorders. The lab is designed to:

  • Develop and test neural interfaces to help those afflicted with injury and disease.
  • Provide a training ground for the next generation of Scientists.

Mission Statement:

  • Through teamwork, perseverance, integrity, and creativity we strive to achieve responsible, visionary neuroprosthetic research and develop an internationally renowned laboratory in order to conduct groundbreaking research, produce world-class scientists and engineers, improve technology and improve the lives of those afflicted by disease and injury.

Our primary research areas are the following:

  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Sensation induced by electrical stimulation of neural tissue
  • Sensory repair and augmentation
  • Neural coding and plasticity

News

What You Need Before You Proceed

What You Need Before You Proceed

Dr. Scott Thourson, an NPRlab post-doc, recently gave an amazing presentation to the graduate school entitled ‘What You Need Before You Proceed: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training.” He helped us identify deficits in our training and make a plan to proceed and succeed academically. See the full lecture here.

Jason Marshall presented in SNIP poster session

Jason Marshall presented in SNIP poster session

Jason Marshall, an undergraduate Neuroscience student from Amherst College in Massachusetts presented his work on polymerizing PEDOT: PSS in agarose hydrogels at the SNIP poster session.

NPR lab at IEEE EMBS in Germany

NPR lab at IEEE EMBS in Germany

Morgan Urdaneta and Elliot Dirr presented their work at the IEEE EMBS conference.

Dewberry a Ph.D. Candidate

Congratulations to L. Savannah Dewberry for passing her qualifying examination. Now that she has proposed, she is a Ph.D. candidate. It’s time to work hard and accomplish the goals she has laid out for herself.

Congratulations to NPR lab 2019 Graduates!

Congratulations to NPR lab 2019 Graduates!

Congratulations to all graduating undergraduate students! Great job Annie Gormaley, Adrienne Widener, Aaron Czeiszperger, Felicia Sedwick, Fernando Garcia, Avi Matarasso, Youssef Elbanna, and Anastasia Valimaki! Congratulations to graduating Masters students Jesus PeƱaloza, Abhijit Pattanshetti, Minhal Yusufali, and Valdimir Talley!!

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