Current Members

Hunter Hakimian

Hunter Hakimian

Hunter Hakimian Biomedical Engineering hakimianh13@ufl.edu Neural interfaces and neural stimulation [expand title=”Read more”]Hunter completed his BS in Physics at Georgia Tech in 2017. His undergraduate research under Dr. Flavio Fenton focused on entropy analysis of cardiac tissue activity under ventricular fibrillation. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. [/expand]

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Alyssa Massais

Alyssa Massais

Alyssa Massais Biomedical Engineering amassais@ufl.edu [expand title=”Read more”]Alyssa is a first year biomedical engineering student at the University of Florida. She plans to pursue her interest in neuroscience and is very excited to start working in the lab.[/expand]

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Nicole Veit

Nicole Veit

Nicole Veit Biomedical Engineering nveit@ufl.edu [expand title=”Read more”]Nicole is a third year biomedical engineering student with a minor in computer science. She is currently researching the role of electrode-site size on intracortical implantable devices. She is planning on pursuing a PhD and is interested in developing neural technologies for degenerative disorders.[/expand]  

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Brandon Badamtchian

Brandon Badamtchian

Brandon Badamtchian Biomedical Engineering bbadamtchian@ufl.edu [expand title=”Read more”]Brandon is a third-year biomedical engineering student specializing in neural engineering. He is researching the electrical properties of shape-memory polymer nerve cuff electrodes for use as neural implants. After graduating, Brandon plans to pursue an MD/PhD program.[/expand]

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Aaron Czeiszperger

Aaron Czeiszperger

Aaron Czeiszperger Biomedical Engineering   [expand title=”Read more”]Aaron is a fifth year Biomedical Engineering student in the Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at the University of Florida and is seeking a minor in Electrical Engineering. His work is concentrated about the foreign body response to neural implants in the peripheral nervous system.[/expand]

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Adrienne Widener

Adrienne Widener

Adrienne Widener Materials Science and Engineering Adriennejan25@ufl.edu Neural Interfaces and Drug Delivery [expand title=”Read more”]Adrienne is a fourth-year materials science and engineering student with a specialization in biomaterials and a minor in trumpet music performance. She is currently studying conductive polymers and their effect as a neural interface in the central nervous system. After graduating, […]

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Dr. Scott Thourson

Dr. Scott Thourson

Dr. Scott Thourson Post-Doc Biomedical Engineering sthourson@ufl.edu Neural electrodes [expand title=”Read more”]Scott received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 2013. His undergraduate research studied how the concentration used for primary protein adsorption affected the binding efficiency of secondary analyze binding for biosensing applications. Scott also designed and tested custom MEMS […]

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Felicia Sedwick

Felicia Sedwick

Felicia Sedwick Biomedical Engineering [expand title=”Read more”]Felicia Sedwick is a fifth year biomedical engineering student at the University of Florida. She is working on the TEENI project and will be focusing on nerve regeneration through the threads.[/expand]

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Nicolas Kunigk

Nicolas Kunigk

Nicolas Kunigk Biomedical Engineering [expand title=”Read more”]Nicolas Kunigk is a third year biomedical engineering student at the University of Florida with minors in computer science and bioinformatics. He plans on pursuing a PhD and is interested in studying neuroprosthetics.[/expand]

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Annie Gormaley

Annie Gormaley

Annie Gormaley Biomedical Engineering agormaley@ufl.edu [expand title=”Read more”]Anne is a fourth year biomedical engineering student at the University of Florida. Her work focuses on the evaluation of the foreign body response to neural implants in the peripheral nervous system.[/expand]

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Ladan Jiracek

Ladan Jiracek

Ladan Jiracek Research Technician Biomedical Engineering lgocman.jiraceks@ufl.edu Neural Interfaces [expand title=”Read more”] Ladan is the brilliant host of the Neural Implant podcast, the single best podcast in the field of Brain-Machine Interfaces (and the only one!). There, and on his YouTube channel, he talks to the leaders in the field of Neuroprosthetics with the power […]

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