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Next Gen: Industry Academia Talk 7

July 18 @ 4:45 am - 6:00 am

Thursday July 18 1:45-3PM EDT

Join us for this novel online event mixing Industry and Academia talks.

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Benjamin Rapoport, MD, PhD

Benjamin Rapoport, MD, PhD

Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder Precision Neuroscience

In addition to overseeing Precision’s scientific and clinical work, Rapoport is a practicing neurosurgeon at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where he specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery. He has been developing brain-computer interface technology for nearly two decades. He has an MD from Harvard Medical School, a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and was on the eight-member co-founding team of Neuralink.

Sergey Stavisky, PhD

Sergey Stavisky, PhD

University of California, Davis

Dr. Sergey Stavisky received his Sc.B. in Neuroscience from Brown University in 2008, after which he worked as a research engineer in the BrainGate group for two years. Sergey completed his PhD in neurosciences at Stanford University in 2016, where he studied motor cortical control of reaching and developed brain-computer interfaces in a preclinical monkey model in the lab of Prof. Krishna Shenoy. He then completed a postdoctoral training in the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory, mentored by Profs. Jaimie Henderson and Shenoy. There he focused on both the scientific and engineering challenges necessary to develop BCIs to restore the ability of clinical trial participants with paralysis to speak and make reach and grasp movements. In 2021 he started his tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, Davis, where he co-directs the UC Davis Neuroprosthetics Lab. His group is currently focused on understanding and restoring speech production and bringing next-generation neural interface technology to human health applications.


July 18
4:45 am - 6:00 am
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