Brian Litt, MD       
Lab Director


Research Administration

Carolyn Wilkinson, BSN
Associate Director

Jacqueline Boccanfuso, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Heather Gatens, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator
Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics

Ruth Krieger, JD
Grants, IRB, Education

Kelly Oechsel, BS
Research Assistant

Everett Prince
Administrative Coordinator

Research Scientists

Flavia Vitale, PhD
Instructor, Neurology

Clinical Scientists

Kathryn Davis, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Fadi Mikhail, MD
Instructor, Neurology

Shawniqua Williams, MD
Instructor, Neurology

Post Doctoral Fellows

Arian Ashourvan, PhD (Bioengineering)

Hank Bink, PhD

Chloe Hill, MD (Neurology)

MD PhD Students

Steven Baldassano

Lohith Kini

Preya Shah


Erin Conrad

MDPhD and PhD Rotations

John Bernabel

Milad Emamian

Adam Pines

Medical Student

Peter Hadar

PhD Students

Nicolette Driscoll

Brendan Murphy

Master's Students

Seungha Lee

Placid Unegbu

Summer and Undergraduate Students

Lilia Escobedo

Nikitha Kosaraju

Olivia Lang

Kayla Prezelski

Aman Sehgal

Ben Siderowf

Theodore Wang

Medical Alumni


Allan Azarion, MD
Epileptologist, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Gaithersburg, MD

Mesha-Gay Brown, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado, Denver

Stephanie Chen, MD
Neurologist, Baltimore area

Kathryn Davis, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania

Simon Glynn, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurology and Bioengineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Michael Gelfand, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
University of Pennsylvania

Ram Mani, MD  
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Doug Maus, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania

Brian Oommen, MD
Pinnacle Health Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute

Mijail Serruya, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University

Bill Stacey, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurology and Bioengineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Joost Wagenaar, PhD
Co-Founder; Head, Scientific Product Development
Blackfynn, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Stephen Wong, MD
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Robert Wood Johnson Med Ctr

Gregory Worrell, MD, PhD
Chair of Clinical Neurophysiology
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Neurology Residents

Eric Frechette, MD, PhD
Fellow, Neurology
Stanford University

Daniel Friedman, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

John Hixson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco

Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE
Resident, Thomas Jefferson University

Medical Students

Jens Hansen
Medical Student
University of Bonn, Germany

Kaushal Khambhati
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

David Krieger, MD (UPenn)
Neurosurgery Resident
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Landi Parish, MD (UPenn)
Cardiothoracic Surgery


Katie Allard, BSN
CHOP Oncology

Nancy Michel Parson
Physician Assistant
Penn State University
Hershey Medical Center

Bioengineering Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

Duygu Kuzum, PhD (Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego)

Rachel Mak-McCully, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley)

Flavia Vitale, PhD (Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania)

PhD Students

Justin Blanco, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the United States Naval Academy) 

Lauren Burrell (PhD candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Steven Cranstoun, PhD (Research Scientist, Neurology and Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania)

Maryanne D'Alessandro, PhD (Associate Director for Science, Center for Disease Control, Pittsburgh, PA)

Rosana Esteller, PhD (Senior Engineer, Lead Field Engineer, NeuroPace, Inc.)

Jacqueline Fairley, PhD (Postdoc - Emory University School of Medicine)

Andrew Gardner, PhD (Senior Research and Algorithm Engineer, NeuroVista)

Philippa Karoly (PhD student, University of Melbourne)

Ankit Khambhati, PhD (Postdoctoral fellow, Bassett lab, BE, UPenn)

Maciej Lazarewicz, MD, PhD (Principal Scientist, Neuromodulation Technology, Medtronic, Inc.) 

Mark Lippmann, PhD (Data Science Software Engineer, WhitePages, Inc.)

Thomas Murphy, PhD (Project Manager / Technical Consultant / Application Architect / Senior Software Engineer, Independence Blue Cross)

Joel Neiderhauser, PhD (Chief Executive Officer, InnoClever GmbH, Liestal, Switzerland)

Hannah Schwartz (Emory University)

Otis Smart, PhD (Researcher, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine)

Hoameng Ung, PhD (Blackfynn, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)

Ann Vanleer, PhD (Assistant Professor of Elecrical and Computer Engineering, United States Naval Academy)

Jonathan Viventi, PhD (Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University)

Matthew Wiggins, PhD  (Researcher, Signal Processing Engineering, TIAX) 

Robert Wilson, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University)

Drausin Wulsin, PhD (Palantir Technologies NYC- Forward Deployed Engineer)

Master’s students

Andrew Avrin, MSEE (Research Scientist, Google)
Tyler Blevins, MSBE (Analyst, 1010data)
Junhong Cho, MS (Research Associate, Samsung Medical Center)
Weixuan (Vincent) Chen (PhD student, MIT, Affective Computing Group)
 Stephen Gallagher, MS (Industry)
Amritaa Ganguly, MSE (Technical Advisor at DLA Piper)
Jay Gupta, MSE (Researcher, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania)
Brian Helfer, MSBE (Associate Technical Staff, Lincoln Lab, MIT)
Raffi Holzer (Master's student, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania)
Anthony Martin (Medical student, University of Pennsylvania)
Ameya Nanivadekar, MSE (PhD student, University of Pitttsburgh)
Horng-An Nieh, MSBE (PhD Student, Bioengineering, MIT)
Asmita Nijsure, MS (Hardware Developer, Oracle Corporation)
Phuc (Leo) Nguyen, MSBE (PhD student, ISD, Munich)
Catherine Rojvirat, MSE (Management at McMaster-Carr)
Keith Starnes, MS (Medical Student, University of Kentucky School of Medicine)
Vineet Tiruvadi, MSE (MD/PhD Student, Emory University School of Medicine)
Thomas Watkins, MS (Medical student, England)
Jared Wilson, MSEE (Naval Nuclear Power Training Command)

Undergrads and Summer Students

Osama Ahmed, PhD student, Neuroscience, UCSF
Nick Annetta, MEng, Industry
Kevin Arreaga, University of Arizona, Biomedical Engineering
Amarpreet Bains, PhD student, Neuroscience, USC
Victoria Behrend, medical student, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Lauren Callans, Pomona College
Sadullah Canakci, Sabanci University, Turkey
Patrick Crutchley, BSE, Research Specialist Computational Memory Lab, University of Pennsylvania
Giselle Dulzher, medical student, Baylor University
Casey Gelber, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Greenblatt, NYU
Avi Hameroff, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Xiao Han, BSE, Research assistant, Yale University
Kevin Henson, Temple University
Andrew Hicks, MSE, software company, Washington, DC
Ariel Hirsch, Brandeis University
Jonathan Hirsch, Temple University
Chinyere Ihunnah, University of Pennsylvania
Ahmet Inci, Sabanci University, Turkey
Xavier Islam, University of Pennsylvania
Harrison Liu, UC Berkeley/UCSF joint Bioengineering PhD program
Tessa Johnson, AB, Bryn Mawr College
Rachel Jonas, MSE; MBA student, Harvard University
Laura Kauer, BS, BME
Megan Keane, Esq, Patent Attorney, Washington, DC
Veena Krish, University of Pennsylvania
Dong Young (David) Kim, University of Pennsylvania
Eric Kim, University of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Litt, Arcadia University
Bradley Litt, Binghamton University-SUNY, 2016
Joan Jose Martinez, PhD student, Neuroengineering, University of Utah
Brendan Murphy, Arizona State University
Raghav Puranmalka, MSE, Operations Research Associate at ZS Associates
Allison Pearce, BSE, Thouron Awardee, University of Cambridge, Masters Program
Dan Rosenthal, Research Associate, Start-up BCI Company, Columbia University
Rajeev Saxena, MD/MBA Candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine
Hannah Schwartz, Emory University
Mayan Silkoff, University of Colorado, Boulder
Eric Valentine, BSE, BSc, Technical Services at Epic Systems
Barbara Wilkinson, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Taniel Winner, Masters Program in Robotics, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Yaffe, PhD student, Bioengineering, Johns Hopkins University
Xing Jie Yang, Master’s student, Financial engineering, University of California, Berkley
Hanlin Zhu, PhD student, Biomedical Engineering, Universityof Texas at Austin
Matthew Zwimpfer, University of Pennsylvania