People

Laboratory Director

Professor Vaina

Lucia Maria Vaina, M.D. Ph.D
Professor
Department Biomedical Engineering and Neurology
and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Boston University
Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Co-director of Neurology of Vision Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Our Lab Director, “Patron-Saint,” and fearless driver.

Senior Members

Stelios Manolis Smirnakis

Stelios Manolis Smirnakis, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

 

 

Ferdinando Buonanno, M.D.
Co-Director of Pediatric Stroke Services.
Director, CardioNeurology Clinic.
Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Co-director of Neurology of Vision Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

 

Igor F. Palacios

Igor F. Palacios, M.D.
Professor
Director
Knight Catheterization Laboratory,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

 

Matti Hämäläinen
Matti Hämäläinen, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Director MEG Core

 

Jyrki AhveninenJyrki Ahveninen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Director MEG Core

 


Sheraz Khan, M.Eng, Ph.D.
Instructor in Radiology,
Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

 


Seppo Ahlfors, M.Eng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Radiology
Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Assistant Neuroscientist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

 

 Simon K Rushton Simon K Rushton – BSc CNAA, Ph.D.
Professor
Cognitive Science
Cardiff University
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 

 

Dimitrios Pantazis

Dimitrios Pantazis, Ph.D.
Principle Research Scientist, Director of MEG Lab
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
MIT
Cambridge, MA 02139

 

 

 

 

Scott BeardsleyScott Beardsley, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Boston University.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Marquette University/span>

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Kunjan RanaKunjan Rana, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brain & Vision Research Laboratory, Boston University

and Section of Neurocircuitry
Laboratory of Brain & Cognition
NIMH, Nation Institutes of Health

 

 

Giuseppe MarascoGiuseppe Marasco, M.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brain & Vision Research Laboratory
Biomedical Engineering Department, Boston University
and Senior Neurologist and Member of Stroke Service
Ospedale Monaldi-Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli, Napoli, Italy

 

 

Danilo DongiovanniDanilo Dongiovanni, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Biomedical Engineering Department
Brain & Vision Research Laboratory

 

 

 

Research Engineers

Graham VoyseyGraham Voysey, M.S.
Biomedical Engineering Department
and Brain & Vision Research Laboratory, Boston University

 

 

Yansong GengYansong Geng, M.S.
Biomedical Engineering Department
Brain & Vision Research Laboratory, Boston University

 

 

 

 

Lab Interns

Alejandra Márquez Loza

Alejandra Márquez Loza
Graduate Student
Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

Melissa Huang

Melissa Huang
Graduate Student

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Dann

Evan Dann
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

 

Genevieve Dowd

Genevieve Dowd
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

 

Jodee Frias

Jodee Frias
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

 

Stefan Lutschg

Stefan Lutschg
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

 

Maria A. Parada R.

Maria A. Parada R.
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

 

Victoria Lara

Victoria Lara
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering

 

 

 

Visiting Scientist, Collaborators & Lab Affiliates

Veikko JousmäkiVeikko Jousmäki Ph.D.
ANI Director, Senior Scientist,
Brain Research Unit,
O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory,
Aalto University School of Science,
Aalto, Finland

 

 

Constance S. Royden
Constance S. Royden, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor,
Brain & Vision Research Laboratory, Boston University
Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
College of the Holy Cross

 

 

 

Heiko HechtHeiko Hecht, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor,
Biomedical Engineering,
Boston University.
Professor
Department of General Experimental Psychology,
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

 

 

Paolo BonatoPaolo Bonato, Ph.D.
Director of Motion Analysis Laboratory
Harvard Medical School
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

 

 

Alumni

Research Staff
Leon Chen, B.S. Martin Kopcik, M.S.
Serge Soloviev, M.S. Laura Hughes, M.S., Lab Coordinator
Aiko Chung, B.S. Richard Greenblatt
Leonardo Sassi, M.S. Paola Favaretto, Ph.D., Lab Coordinator
Michal Lekyr, M.S.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associates
Michael Nahhas, M.D. Colin Clifford, Ph.D.
Finnegan J. Calabro, Ph.D. Sundaresewaran Venkataraman, Ph.D.
Robert Pitts, Ph.D. Zili Liu, Ph.D.
Asim Siddique, M.D. Marie-France Jaulent, Ph.D.
Scott Beardsley, Ph.D. Zili Liu, Ph.D. POSTDOC
Dorothe Poggel, Ph.D. Charlie Krey, Ph.D.
Annette Schmid, Ph.D. Tanya Zlateva, Ph.D.
Lorella Battelli, Ph.D. Funda Yildiri, PH.D.,

 

Ph.D. Students
Kunjan Rana, 2018 Scott Beardsley, 2001
Chris Watson, 2016 Monica della Valle, 2001 (University of Padova)
Elif Sikoglu, 2011 Pairash Saiviroonporn, M.S. 1992, Ph.D 1997
Finnegan J. Calabro, 2010 Mike Schement, M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1992
Daniel Goldenholz, M.D./Ph.D. 2008 Ljubomir Citkusev, M.S. 1990, Ph.D. Molecular Engineering, 1997
Danilo Dongiovanni, 2006 (University of Bologna) Alain Ayache, 1992 (Toulouse University)
Anna Minguzzi, 2006 (University of Bologna) Martin Marton, 1988 (Toulouse University)

 

M.S. Students
Mahtab Alam, 2017 Alban Casus-Soulanis, 1998
Yansong Geng, 2017 Walid E. Kyriakos, 1995
Lorenzo Bonacini, 2017 Jun-Zhen Lou, 1995
Deepshikha Moolchandani, 2014 David Metcalf, 1995
Grant Hanada, 2012 Ivans S. Chou, B.. 1995
Balaji Goparaju, 2012 Behram DaCosta, 1993
Siddhartha Kundu, 2012 Al Choi, 1992
Stacey Markovic, 2011 Margaret Deame, 1992
Mary Goldsmith, 2010 Masaru Kobayashi, 1992
Davide Adamoli, 2009 Eric Burin Des Roziers, 1992
William Cusack, 2008 Yves Thomazeau, 1992
Elaine Leung, 2007 Frederic Bruel, 1992
Mike Germuska, 2006 Norman Stratton, 1991
Jeff Bearns, 2005 Carol Graybiel, 1990
Sanjida Chowdhury, 2000 T. Tremp, 1989
Nooman Elfekih, 1997

 

Undergraduate Students
Abhishek Sama, 2019 Sharon Hyzy, 2006
Narain Reddy, 2019 Megan Lopez, 2005
Kairav Maniar, 2018 Rosalyn Ano, 2004
Emma Wheeler, 2018 Nastya Podunovich, 2003
Lauren May, 2017 Seton Schroeder, 2002
Nouf Harbi, 2018 Olga Botnar, 2001
Danah Alawami, 2018 Jae Ryu, 2000
Caeleigh Higgins, 2017 Lillian Wang, 2000
Beatrice Carpo, 2017 Caroline Choi, 1999
Ran A. Godrich, 2016 Michael R. Lewis, 1999
Grace Ingalls, 2015 David Schultz, 1999
Ishaan Puranam, 2013 Carrie A. Racine, 1997
Dean Pavlick, 2013 Charmaine S. Fernandez, 1996
Jonathan Sawicki Issa Al-Aweel, 1995
Marie Louise Fowler Eric A. Bene, 1995
Amy Driscoll, 2012 Shashi Gowda, 1995
Varuna Rao, 2012 Charles Harris, 1995
Aaron Yengo-Kahn, 2011 Vince Jornales, 1995
Benvy Caldwell, 2010 Barry Meyer, 1995
Balaji Goparaju, 2010 Ursula S. Nawab, 1995
Megan Menard, 2010 Alexander Adam, 1992
Boris Virnik, 2009 Christina Bonello, 1992
Muftah Ahmed, 2009 Thomas Frank Kinst, 1991
David Ahern, 2009 Henry J. Hribar, 1989
Aiko Chung, 2008 Danny M. Skyba, 1989
Joseph Gregory, 2008 Danny M. Skyba, 1989
Anisha Narula, 2008 Barry P. Rossin, 1989
Anthony Tanella, 2006 Jennifer S. Jurgens, 1988