People

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Laboratory Director

 

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Lucia M. Vaina, M.D., Ph.D.
vaina@bu.eduProfessor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurology.
Professor in Boston University Program of Neuroscience.
Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
(MGH Profile, Martinos Profile).
Co-director, Neurology of Vision Laboratory.
Our Lab Director, “Patron-Saint,” and fearless driver.

Senior Members

 

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

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

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Scott Beardsley, Ph.D.Research Assistant Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.
Assistant Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University.

Research Associates

 

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Finn Calabro, Ph.D.
fcalabro@bu.eduPostdoctoral Research Associate.

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Michael Nahhas
mnahhas@bu.eduPostdoctoral Research Associate.

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Giuseppe Marasco, M.D.Postdoctoral Research Associate.

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Robert Pitts, Ph.D.
rip@bu.eduPostdoctoral Research Associate.
Neuro and computer scientist, and our resident green thumb.


Danilo Dongiovanni, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering Department, Boston University.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Bologna, Italy.
Modelling brain connectivity using fMRI data.

Graduate Students

 


Kunjan Rana, M.S.
kdrana@bu.eduPh.D. student.
Thinking of dynamic connections using fMRI&MEG and not least psychophysics.


Balaji Goparaju, M.S.
gbalaji@bu.edu


Chris Watson
Graduate Program in Neuroscience-Computational Science
Co-advising with M. Rivkin, M.D., Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Undergraduate Research Assistants

 


Ishaan PuranamBME Undergraduate Student

Leon Chen

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
• Writes, updates, and maintains computer programs or software as assigned.
• Corrects errors by making appropriate changes, rechecking and testing programs to ensure that the desired results are produced.
• Compiles and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so     others can understand the program.
• Consults with the senior lab members  to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Visiting Members

 


Constance S. Royden, Ph.D.Visiting Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, College of the Holy Cross.


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


Giuseppe Marasco, M.D.Visiting Scholar, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.
Neurology, Medical School, University Secondo, Napoli, Italy.


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


Peter Foldiak, Ph.D.Lecturer, Computational Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews, UK.


Martin Giese, Ph.D.Laboratory for Action Representation and Learning.
Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany.

Alumni
Postdoctoral Research Associates and Research Assistants
Asim Siddique, M.D. 2011
Siddhartha Kundu, Ph.D. 2012
Jonathan Sawicki, Ph.D.
Marie Louise Fowler, Ph.D.
Serge Soloviev, M.S.
Aiko Chung, B.S.
Ahmet Guzererler
Leonardo Sassi, M.S.
Scott Beardsley, Ph.D.
Dorothe Poggel, Ph.D.
Michal Lekyr, M.S.
Paola Favaretto, Ph.D.
Martin Kopcik, M.S.
Annette Schmid, Ph.D.
Laura Hughes, M.S.
Franco Giulianini, Ph.D.
Lorella Battelli, Ph.D.
Colin Clifford, Ph.D.
Sundaresewaran Venkataraman, Ph.D.
Zili Liu, Ph.D.
Richard Greenblatt
Frederic Bruel, M.S.
Yves Thomazean, M.S.
Marie-France Jaulent, Ph.D.
Charlie Krey, Ph.D.
Tanya Zlateva, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Students
Elif Sikoglu, Ph.D. 2011 (BU)
Finnegan J. Calabro, Ph.D. 2010 (BU)
Daniel Goldenholz, M.D./Ph.D. 2008 (BU)
Danilo Dongiovanni, Ph.D. 2006 (University of Bologna & BU)
Anna Minguzzi, Ph.D. 2006 (University of Bologna & BU)
Robert Pitts, Ph.D. 2004
Scott Beardsley, Ph.D. 2001
Monica della Valle, Ph.D. 2001 (University of Padova & BU)
Pairash Saiviroonporn, M.S. 1992, Ph.D. 1997
Mike Schement, M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1992
Ljubomir Citkusev, M.S. 1990, Ph.D. Molecular Engineering, 1997
Alain Ayache, Ph.D. 1992
Martin Marton, Ph.D. 1988
M.S. Students
Grant Hanada, M.S. 2012
Balaji Goparaju, M.S. 2012
Stacey Markovic, M.S. 2011
Mary Goldsmith, M.S. 2010
Davide Adamoli, M.S. 2009
William Cusack, M.S. 2008
Elaine Leung, M.S. 2007
Mike Germuska, M.S. 2006
Jeff Bearns, M.S. 2005
Sanjida Chowdhury, M.S. 2000
Nooman Elfekih, M.S. 1997
Alban Casus-Soulanis, M.S. 1997, 1998
Walid E. Kyriakos, M.S. 1995
Jun-Zhen Lou, M.S. 1995
David Metcalf, M.S. 1995
Ivans S. Chou, B.S. 1993, M.S. 1995
Behram DaCosta, M.S. 1993
Al Choi, M.S. 1992
Margaret Deame, M.S. 1992
Masaru Kobayashi, M.S. 1992
Eric Burin Des Roziers, M.S. 1992
Yves Thomazeau, M.S. 1992
Frederic Bruel, M.S. 1992
Norman Stratton, M.S. 1991
Carol Graybiel, M.S. 1990
T. Tremp, M.S. 1989
B.S. Students
Amy Driscoll, B.S. 2012
Varuna Rao, B.S. 2012
Aaron Yengo-Kahn, B.S. 2011
Benvy Caldwell, B.S. 2010
Balaji Goparaju, B.S. 2010
Megan Menard, B.S. 2010
Boris Virnik, B.S. 2009
Muftah Ahmed, B.S. 2009
David Ahern, B.S. 2009
Aiko Chung, B.S. 2008
Joseph Gregory, B.S. 2008
Anisha Narula, B.S. 2008
Anthony Tanella, B.S. 2006
Sharon Hyzy, B.S. 2006
Megan Lopez, B.S. 2005
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Rosalyn Ano, B.S. 2004
Nastya Podunovich, B.S. 2003
Seton Schroeder, B.S. 2002
Olga Botnar, B.S. 2001
Jae Ryu, B.S. 2000
Lillian Wang, B.S. 2000
Caroline Choi, B.S. 1999
Michael R. Lewis, B.S. 1999
David Schultz, B.S. 1999
Carrie A. Racine, B.A. 1997
Mitesh J. Borad, B.S. 1996
Charmaine S. Fernandez, B.S. 1996
Issa Al-Aweel, B.S. 1995
Eric A. Bene, B.S. 1995
Shashi Gowda, B.S. 1995
Charles Harris, B.S. 1995
Vince Jornales, B.S. 1995
Barry Meyer, B.S. 1995
Ursula S. Nawab, B.S. 1995
Alexander Adam, B.S. 1992
Christina Bonello, B.S. 1992
Thomas Frank Kinst, B.S. 1991
Henry J. Hribar, B.S. 1989
Danny M. Skyba, B.S. 1989
Barry P. Rossin, B.S. 1989
Jennifer S. Jurgens, B.S. 1988