Open Positions

Data Engineer

  • The Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics is currently seeking a data engineer. Please use this link to apply.


  • The Center of Neuroengineering and Therapeutics is currently seeking a postdoc for the lab. We have an immediate opening for an experienced scientist or engineer interested in developing novel computational models and devices for treating epilepsy and other neurological disorders. For more information, please click this link.

Research Coordinator

  • The Center of Neuroengineering and Therapeutics is currently seeking a Research Coordinator. Please reach out to Carolyn Wilkinson ( if you are interested for more information.

Duke Grill Lab: Post-Doc / Staff Scientist Position

The Grill Lab at Duke University is looking to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate or Staff Research Scientist. They seek highly-motivated individuals who enjoy the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment to join the Grill Lab team, and have multiple opportunities to pursue modeling, experimental, and clinical studies to advance electrical for restoration of function. For more information, please click this link.

Dr. Litt Receives Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Reblogged from Kat Sas, Penn Bioengineering Blog

Dr. Brian Litt, MD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Bioengineering, has received a 2022 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). This award honors Litt’s dedication to superior mentorship and training in neuroscience research. The award includes $100,000 in the form of a supplement to an existing NINDS grant to support his efforts to foster the career advancement of additional trainees.

Read the announcement in Penn Medicine News.

Congratulations Kate!

We are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Kathryn Davis on her promotion to Associate Professor of Neurology, Clinician Educator Track.
Congratulations Kate!
Nicki Driscoll

Nicki Driscoll Awarded Sol Pollack Best PhD Thesis Award

Nicolette Driscoll

Dr. Nicki Driscoll, who recently presented her doctoral dissertation has received the Sol Pollack award for Best Ph.D. Thesis! This award is no surprise and highlights her dedication and hard work.

Dissertation Title: Building and Validating Next-Generation Neurodevices Using Novel Materials, Fabrication, and Analytic Strategies

Congratulations Nicki!

Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA Virtual Mardi Gras Gala

Join the EFEPA March 5 – 7, 2021 for a Carnival Weekend! There’s something for the whole family.  This annual event will be virtual this year.

Test your luck at the Friday night Online Poker Tournament. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit at the Virtual Gala & Community Showcase Saturday evening. Then, finish the weekend off at Sunday morning Bingo with a chance to win a 4-night stay in Mexico.

View full schedule here

Want to attend the Virtual Gala or participate in the Carnival activities? You can fundraise your way to a ticket. Register, ask your friends and family to support your efforts, and let the good times roll!

Or, do you just want to support or attend? You can grab your tickets, Bingo cards, 50/50 raffles or check out the silent auction HERE. 

Funding Available! T32 Training Grant Applications OPEN!

Call for Trainee Applications: NIH Neuroengineering and Medicine T32 Training Grant

PI: Brian Litt, MD

Funding: for stipend, tuition, travel and research supplies for 1-2 years

  • Predoctoral trainees: Engineering PhD students who have completed their course work
  • Postdoctoral trainees: MD clinical fellows (preferably)
  • Trainees must be US citizens or resident aliens (green card holders)

Goal: to train predoctoral engineering students and physician postdoctoral fellows in neuroengineering and  its clinical translation, in areas such as device development, neuro-stimulation, machine learning, algorithm development, cloud computing, nanotechnology and materials science

Applications due by Sunday, March 7th at 11:59pm

Apply through

Research proposal presentations to the T32 review panel will take place Friday March 19, 2021

More Information:

Questions? Email Magda Wernovsky at

Nicolette Driscoll to Present Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Nicolette Driscoll

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania along with Drs. Brian Litt and Flavia Vitale are pleased to announce the doctoral dissertation defense of Nicolette Driscoll.

Title: Building and Validating Next-Generation Neurodevices Using Novel Materials, Fabrication, and Analytic Strategies
Date: December 18, 2020
Time: 10 am
The public is welcome to attend the virtual defense at the link below:

Ghost in the Machine: Melding Brain, Computer and Behavior

Dr. Brian Litt and his newly awarded NIH Pioneer award were highlighted in Penn Medicine News today.

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the Pioneer award supports scientists with outstanding records of creativity pursuing new research directions to develop pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical, social science, and behavioral research.

Brian Litt, MD

Brian Litt, MD

Read the full article from Penn Medicine News here.