Computational Neurobiology Lab
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time”
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I am a fellow of the Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the Salk Institute. I work on SLEEP. More specifically, I am currently investigating: 1) the fine structure of human sleep with Terry Sejnowski; 2) non-invasive EEG recordings with my former PhD advisors, Terry Sejnowski and Fred Gage. My work focuses on the detection, structure and significance of sleep across species, an endeavor for which I am developing new experimental, computational (SPEARS) and theoretical approaches.
Advanced Biology of Sleep Oscillations My Resume
Last October, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation in Computational Neurobiology, entitled: “A New Way To Look At Sleep: Separation & Convergence”. Here is a nice picture with my committee, who graciously read and evaluated my thesis. Yes… I am actually sure they read it, the whole page (fine there was also a 350+ page appendix). Left to right: Larry Squire, Fred Gage, Philip Low, Chuck Stevens, Terry Sejnowski. Sean Drummond, also on my committee, could not attend.
I have also done some work on birds and on the fascinating oscillations they produce during sleep.
Then I developed techniques to analyze human sleep. It turns out that there is a tremendous amount of information about the human brain which can be made available from a single channel of data.
To help maximize clinicians’ and, in turn, people’s neuropathology diagnostic capabilities, we launched a little company last year, with the help of friends of the Salk, including 4 Nobel laureates, 2 JPL alums, 2 CEOs, 2 Harvard MBAs, 3 clinicians, a diplomat and dozens of highly talented volunteers.
NeuroVigil is devoted to human-based, non-invasive, preventive medicine.
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The last week of May 2008 was a very good week for NeuroVigil: