Thomas DeMarse received his M.S. (1992) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees in learning and memory from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Behavioral/Cognitive Systems Group at Arizona State University. From 1999 to 2003 he worked as Research Fellow in the Biology Department at the California Institute of Technology and the Biomedical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech with Dr. Steve Potter employing multichannel electrophysiology for the interface between small populations of cortical neurons and computer systems. He is currently a Research Scientist in Neural Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. His primary research interests employ multichannel microelectrode arrays (MEAs) technology to conduct network level systems analysis studying various aspects of neural computation including network scale plasticity, information transmission, cell-assembly and encoding in living neural systems, and its potential applications to neurological disorders including epilepsy using noninvasive brain stimulation to modulate plasticity for therapeutic outcomes.
Biography Updated on 6 May 2015