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


Going away party

Going away party

We had a blast bowling and Dr. Otto beat everyone.

Goodbye Ben and Liz! We will miss you!

Goodbye Ben and Liz! We will miss you!

Ben Romanauski has been our lab tech all summer and has been a critical component in getting our surgeries back on track. He is headed to Case Western for graduate school. Liz Su has been our SURF student this summer. She has been excellent working on our behavioral evaluation development and getting our animals trained. […]

Dr. Hunter Hakimian!

Congratulations to Hunter Hakimian for successfully defending his PhD Dissertation! https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7009172019497889792/

Are the effects of microstimulation different for different brain layers? Find out here!

Morgan Urdaneta is the first author of this paper with beautiful illustrations: Layer-specific parameters of intracortical microstimulation of the somatosensory cortex [Link] to tweetorial [Link] to article

Dr. Malone!!

Dr. Malone!!

Ian Malone has successfully defended his thesis!