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SNEAALAS General Membership Meeting - Spring 2019

  • 27 Mar 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Brown University


12:00pm - 4:00pm, Brown University

Time to grab your sodas, popcorn, and rhesus pieces. Get ready for a informative day of non-human primate research.

Lunch will be provided.

Presenting at Southern New England AALAS' General Membership Meeting:

Wael Asaad, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Director of Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery

Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Rhode Island Hospital

Wael Asaad, MD, PhD received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1993, then earned a PhD in systems neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001, and his MD from Yale University in 2003. Dr. Asaad completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During his residency, he undertook additional training in functional neurosurgery. In 2011, he joined the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Asaad’s clinical interests include functional neurosurgery for movement disorders, epilepsy and intractable psychiatric disease. His basic science research focuses on the ways in which neuronal circuits in the frontal cortex and basal ganglia underlie visual-motor learning, memory and decision-making.

Radu Darie, BS

PhD. candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Brown University

"Cortical correlates of leg kinesthesia in an awake, behaving, primate"

Radu graduated from Duke University in 2014 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University in the Neuromotion laboratory. Radu studies potential applications of spinal neuromodulation for lower limb sensory prosthetics.

David Xing, BS

PhD. candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Brown University

"Investigating the role of primary motor cortex in directed and un-directed locomotion in a rhesus macaque model"

David obtained his BS in biomedical engineering from Columbia University in 2014 and is currently a 5th year PhD candidate at Brown University in the department of Biomedical Engineering. He is part of the Neuromotion laboratory headed by Dr. David Borton, and his research focuses on understanding the central nervous system control of locomotion as well as developing hind limb brain-machine interfaces.

Marc Powell, BS

PhD. candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Brown University

Marc graduated in 2014 with a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is now a 5th year PhD candidate of in David Borton's lab at Brown University. The focus of his research is in developing implantable neural interfaces for high resolution multi-site access to the nervous system and studying sensorimotor integration during object manipulation in a behaving nonhuman primate model.

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