PEOPLE

Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mohamed AbdelghaniMohamed Abdelghani (PhD Neuroscience, University of Toronto 2011, MS Mathematics, York University 2008, MS Electrical Engineering, Southern Illinois University 1999)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung


Thomas CoatesThomas D. Coates (PhD Neuroscience, Pennsylvania State University, 2001)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: A neural network based cybernetic interface for identification of simple stimuli based on electrical activity in an intact whole nerve
Years: Aug ’01 – July ‘02

Maillika FairchildMallika Fairchild (PhD, Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 2009)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Strategies for Promoting Neural Plasticity after Experimental Spinal Cord Injury
Years: Jan ’10 – Sept ’10

Current Position: Patent Examiner, US Patent and Trademark Office

Takakuni GotoTakakuni Goto (PhD, Tohoku University)

Mentor: Dr. Jorge Riera
Years:  Nov '11-Feb'12

Joe GrahamJoe Graham (PhD Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 2008)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Modeling Motoneurons and the Effects of Spinal Cord Injury
Years: Jun ’08 – Dec ’08

Current Position: Research Fellow, Blue-Brain Project, École  Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Alfred HaasAlfred Haas, (PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung and co-mentored with Dr. James Abbas
PhD Dissertation: Analog VLSI Circuits for Biosensors, Neural Signal Processing and Prosthetics
Years: Nov ’09 – Dec ’10

Current Position: University of California, Los Angeles

Kazuhiko IchiharaKazuhiko Ichihara (MD, PhD Orthopedic Surgery/Biomechanics)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Years: Feb.’03- July ‘04

Current Position:Chief Doctor - Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyoritsu Hospital, Yamaguchi, Japan

Tsukasa KanchikuTsukasa Kanchiku (MD, PhD Orthopedic Surgery/Biomechanics)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Years: Aug.’04- June ‘06

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan

Seung-Jae KimSeung-Jae Kim, PhD 

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Years:  Aug’06 – Aug’08

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering/Bioengineering, College of Engineering California Baptist University
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James LynskeyJames Lynskey (PT Duquesne University, 1995; PhD Neuroscience, Georgetown University, 2005)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Years: Dec’ 04 – Jun ’06
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Arizona School of Health Sciences, A. T. Still University; Joint Appointment, Assistant Professor, Center for Adaptive Neural Systems, Arizona State University

Amy K. StarosciakAmy K. Starosciak (PhD Neuroscience, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2010)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Effects of stress and social enrichment on alcohol intake, biological and psychological stress responses in rats
Years: Aug ’11 – Jan ’12

Current Position: Research Scientist & Coordinator, Florida International University, Miami, FL 

Sharmila VenugopalSharmila Venugopal, (PhD, Ohio State University 2008)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Role of inhibition and hyperpolarization-activated membrane properties in a lick/gape central pattern generator
Years: Oct ’08 – Dec ‘10

Current Position: University of California, Los Angeles

Adeline Zbrzeski Adeline Zbrzeski (PhD PhD in Physics and Engineering Science, University of Bordeaux 1, France, 2011)

Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Real Time Integrated Circuits for Recording and Analyzing Local Field Potentials. Parkinson Disease Application for New Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulations.
Years: Nov '11 – Dec '13

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, IMS/ElioBIO Lab, France. Collaborator on CENAVEX project, Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory, Florida International University.

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