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Welcome to my homepage,

Here you will find information about my current research and interests, along with details of past projects in which I have been involved..

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Neural Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit). I am working with Prof Rafal Bogacz and Prof Peter Brown in developing computational models and real-time control algorithms that can guide the optimisation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies in Parkinson's Disease. PreviousIy I worked with Prof Gregoire Courtine and Prof Silvestro Micera at EPFL on closed-loop neuromodulation of spinal circuits to restore leg motor control and improve gait rehabilitation after paralysing spinal cord injury.

My training is in Electrical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and I am very much interested by the fascinating possibilities that these methodologies enable for neurorehabilitation and motor restoration .

My main interest deals with the development of adaptive neuromodulation therapies able to address subject-specific motor deficits after neurological disorders. I am particularly interested in pushing forward personalised treatments that dynamically interact with the nervous system in space and time, using feedback of ongoing neural and motor performance.

The potential of electrical neuromodulation to alleviate motor impairments and boost recovery is immense, but therapies critically need to go beyond current passive approaches and intelligently interact with ongoing pathological neural dynamics. Robust, clinically-relevant treatments must ecologically exploit -rather than over-write- the capabilities of the underlying neural circuits. They are thus critically contingent on a mechanistic understanding of the neural processes that underlie motor function and dysfunction.

My goal is to contribute to the design of therapies that combine recording and stimulation of multiple neural structures, simultaneously and in real-time, together with computational modelling, in order to understand, capture and alleviate impairments that emerge from complex interactions between inter-connected dysfunctional circuits.

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