2018-11-26 – Cynthia Chestek
UF Neurotech Dinner
Towards Restoring Dextrous Movement of the Hand
Cynthia Chestek, Ph.D.
Monday, November 26th, 2018
In this informal presentation, Dr. Chestek will discuss on-going work in her lab to clinically translate state-of-the-art neural-interface technology being developed for amputees. Please note that Dr. Chestek will be giving a longer and more formal presentation earlier in the day titled Neural Interfaces for Controlling Finger Movements (3pm, Communicore C-17).
Cynthia A. Chestek received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2005 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2010. From 2010 to 2012, she was a Research Associate at the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery with the Braingate 2 clinical trial. In 2012 she became an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where she runs the Cortical Neural Prosthetics Lab. The lab focuses on brain and nerve control of finger movements as well as to high-density carbon fiber electrode arrays. She is the author of 34 full-length scientific articles. Her research interests include high-density interfaces to the nervous system for the control of multiple degree of freedom hand and finger movements.