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Krishna Shenoy

Krishna Shenoy

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) (2015)
Professor, Stanford University, Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Professor of Engineering, 2017-present. Professor, 2012-2017. Associate Professor, 2008-2012. Assistant Professor, 2001-2008. Department of Electrical Engineering, Neurobiology (courtesy) and Bioen
Postdoc, Caltech, Neurobiology, Senior Postdoc, 1998-2001; Neurobiology, Postdoc, 1995-1998 (1998)
Ph.D., MIT, Electrical Engineering (1995)
S.M., MIT, Electrical Engineering (1992)
B.S., University of California, Irvine, Electrical Engineering (1990)


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Our group (Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory, NPSL; directed by Prof. Shenoy) conducts neuroscience, neuroengineering, and translational research to better understand how the brain controls movement, and to design medical systems to assist people with movement disabilities. Our neuroscience research investigates the neural basis of movement preparation and generation using a combination of electro-/opto-physiological, behavioral, computational and theoretical techniques. Our neuroengineering research investigates the design of high-performance and robust neural prostheses. Neural prostheses are also known as brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). These systems translate neural activity from the brain into control signals for prosthetic devices, which can assist people with paralysis by restoring lost motor functions. Our translational research, including an FDA pilot clinical trial termed BrainGate2, are conducted as part of the our Neural Prosthetic Translational Laboratory (NPTL; co-directed by Profs. Shenoy & Henderson).