University of Florida
Dr. Justin Sanchez is the founder of the Neuroprosthetics Research Group (NRG) at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His research interests are in neural engineering and neural assistive technologies. Topics include the analysis of neural ensemble recordings, adaptive signal processing, brain-machine interfaces, motor system electrophysiology, treatment of movement disorders, and the neurophysiology of epilepsy.
Dr. Sanchez is an assistant professor of pediatrics, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Engineering, and the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. He received his doctorate and master degrees in biomedical engineering with a minor in biomechanics from the University of Florida. The goal of his research is to develop state-of-the-art novel medical treatments by operating at the interface between basic neural engineering research and clinical care. This direction of research is motivated by the potential of direct neural interfaces for delivering therapy and restoring functionality to disabled individuals using engineering principles.
In 2005, he won two prestigious awards for his work, including Excellence in Neuroengineering and more recently an American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award. In 2006, he founded the Gainesville Engineering in Medicine and Biology/Communications Joint Societies Chapter and serves as the chapter chair. His neural engineering electrophysiology laboratory is currently developing direct neural interfaces for use in the research and clinical settings and has published over 35 peer review papers and holds three patents in neuroprosthetic design.
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