Grill Alumni


Cameron C. McIntyre
Ph.D. Awarded August, 2001, “Model-based design of CNS neural prosthetic interfaces”
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Michael C. Moffitt
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2004 “Functional imaging of the mammalian spinal cord” R&D Director, Neuromodulation Research and Advanced Concepts, Boston Scientific, Valencia, CA.

Dongchul Lee
Ph.D. Awarded August, 2004 “Structure-function relationships in extracellular stimulation of CNS neurons”
Director of Theoretical Research, Nevro Corp, Menlo Park, CA.

Xuefeng F. Wei
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2009 “Analysis and design of electrodes for deep brain stimulation”
Assistant Professor, College of New Jersey

Joseph W. Boggs
Ph.D. Awarded August, 2005, “Stimulation of the pudendal nerve for restoration of bladder function”
Vice President of Research and Development, SPR Therapeutics, Cleveland, OH.

Brian J. Wenzel
Ph.D. Awarded August, 2005, “Closed-loop electrical control of urinary continence”
Technical Director of R&D, Teleflex Medical, Menlo Park, CA

Alexis M. Kuncel
Ph.D. Awarded August 2007, “Analysis of stimulus parameters for thalamic deep brain stimulation”
Research Associate, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Merrill J. Birdno
Ph.D. Awarded August, 2009, “Analyzing the mechanisms of thalamic deep brain stimulation: computational and clinical studies”.
Product Specialist, W. L. Gore & Associates

John P. Woock
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2010, “Control of bladder function by electrical stimulation of pudendal afferents”.
Vice President of Product Marketing, Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.

Amorn Wongsarnpigoon
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2011, “Computational modeling of epidural cortical stimulation: design, analysis, and experimental evaluation”.
Research Project Manager, SPR Therapeutics, LLC, Cleveland, OH.

Yuerosa (Rosa) Qi So
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2012, “Mechanisms of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: evidence from experimental and computational studies”.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

Alexander R. Kent
Ph.D. Awarded December, 2013, “Characterization of evoked potentials during deep brain stimulation in the thalamus”. Principal Scientist, St. Jude Medical, San Jose, CA

Bryan R. Howell
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2015, “Design of electrodes for efficient and selective electrical stimulation of nervous tissue”. Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

David Brocker
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2015, “Improved efficacy and efficiency of non-regular temporal patterns of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease”.
Associate Consultant, Dean and Company, Vienna, VA.

Meredith J. McGee
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2015, "Effects and mechanisms of patterned electrical stimulation of pudendal afferents for bladder control".
Research Project Manager, SPR Therapeutics, LLC, Cleveland, OH.

Tianhe “Cheng” Zhang
Ph.D. Awarded May, 2015, "Model based optimization of spinal cord stimulation".
Biomedical Systems Engineer, Neuromodulation Research and Advanced Concepts, Boston Scientific, Valencia, CA.


Scott Humbert
M.S. Awarded January 2000, “Evaluation of command-control algorithms for upper extremity prostheses”

Matt Swift
M.S. Awarded January 2004, “Field-enhanced diffusion of lipophilic dyes in human peripheral nerve”

Matthew Schiefer
M.S. Awarded May 2003, “A model of excitation sites during epiretinal electrical stimulation”

Eric Horvath
M.S. Awarded May 2008, “Closed-loop control of urinary continence in persons with spinal cord injury via electrical stimulation of the dorsal genital nerve”

Aurora Hill
M.S. Awarded December 2007, “Analysis of excitation patterns from regional anesthesia needles”

Jerel Mueller
M.S. Thesis “Model-based analysis of virtual phosphene generation in an epiretinal visual prosthesis”.

Mark Castoro
M.S. Project “Excitation properties of the right cervical vagus nerve in adult dog”

Haoran Liu
M.S. Project “Phasic activation of the external urethral sphincter increases voiding efficiency”

Karthik Kumaravelu
M.S. Thesis, 2014, “Network effect of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease – a computational modeling study”.


Courtney Olmsted
Pratt Felow, January, 2005 - April, 2006

Meredith Cantrell
January, 2005 - May, 2006

Justin Hilliard
Pratt Fellow, January, 2006 - May 2007

Cyrus Amoozegar
March, 2006 - November, 2006

Shams Kazmi
Pratt Fellow, January, 2007 - May 2008

Werapong “Joe” Goo
August, 2007 - May, 2008

Tianhe “Cheng” Zhang
August, 2007 - May, 2009
Best Undergraduate Paper Award, 25th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference

Whitney Stewart
Pratt Fellow, January, 2008 - May, 2009

Patrick Ye
August, 2008 – May, 2010

Neil Panjwani
August, 2008 - December, 2009

James Zhang
Pratt Fellow, January, 2009 - May, 2010

Katy Millay
May, 2009 - August, 2009

Auriel August
Howard Hughes Research Program, May, 2009 - August, 2019
September, 2009 – May, 2012

Dongwoon Hyun
January, 2010 – May, 2010

Nathan Lubock
January, 2010 – May, 2012

Paola Lopomo
May, 2010 – May, 2012

Daria Nesterovic
Howard Hughes Research Program, May, 2011 – May, 2012
Pratt Fellow, January, 2013 – May, 201

Meng-Yang Chen
May, 2011 – April, 2012

Sagar Naik
January, 2012 – May, 2013

Hersh Desai
May, 2012 – May, 2013

Kristopher Rawls
REU Fellow, May, 2012 - August, 2012

Victor Kuo
September, 2012 – December, 2012

Michael Rees
September, 2012 – May, 2014

Hua-Hsin “David” Tai
REU Fellow, May, 2013 - August, 2013

Kristin Murray
May, 2013 – May, 2015

Bryan Huynh
May, 2013 – August, 2014

Matthew Alston
Howard Hughes Research Program, May, 2014 - August, 2014

Marcus Coleman
May, 2014 – May, 2015

Grace Ying
BioCoRE Undergraduate Scholar, September, 2014 – May 2015