“Invasive and Non-invasive Neural Interfaces for Neuromodulation”

Dr. Ashley Dalrymple, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate,

Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, April 21st at 9:00 am

On Zoom

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The main focus of my research involves using implanted and non-invasive neural interfaces to restore function, particularly the rehabilitation of walking. My work spans basic science, proof-of-concept, pre-clinical, and clinical studies. I will discuss how I controlled spinal cord stimulation using different machine learning control strategies, characterized electrical stimulation safety and materials for implants, am using invasive and non-invasive spinal root stimulation to restore sensation and reduce phantom limb pain, as well as a new early feasibility study using the Stentrode brain-computer interface.

Dr. Dalrymple completed her BSc in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Vivian Mushahwar. She completed her first postdoc at the Bionics Institute in Melbourne, Australia under the mentorship of Drs. Rob Shepherd and James Fallon. She is currently doing a postdoc in Pittsburgh, PA, first at the University of Pittsburgh and now at Carnegie Mellon University, under the mentorship of Drs. Doug Weber and Lee Fisher. She holds pilot funding from the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NM4R) and was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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