Research in the Applied Neural Interfaces Lab is focused on understanding and modeling the neuropathophysiology of disease with the goal of engineering new devices that interface with nervous system to improve peoples’ lives. We use behavioral studies, electrophysiology techniques, computational neuroscience, and machine learning methods to determine the mechanism of disease, create new research paradigms, and develop new treatments. Our two main research areas in the field of neural engineering are in brain-computer interfaces (where we study how to optimize systems that allow people to control external devices directly with brain activity) and neurourology (where we investigate how we can stimulate neural reflexes to improve urinary retention and incontinence in disease and aging).

     I am Zachary Danziger, a research scientist in biomedical engineering. My focus is in developing devices that interface with the human nervous system, studying how the nervous system learns to use or adapts to these devices, and programming or engineering such devices to maximize their efficiency and benefit to the user.

     I am currently an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, studying neural control of the lower urinary tract and brain-computer interfaces.

Recent News!

– “Sensory feedback from the urethra evokes state-dependent lower urinary tract reflexes in rat” published in J. Physiology selected as editor’s choice.

– Now hiring! The lab is looking for talented and enthusiastic graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

– Join our lab and the local community for monthly outings with Thirst for Science!

Now Hiring:

The lab is seeking motivated personnel to help advance our research activities. Please see the following position(s):

#1) Graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the field of neural engineering. To begin the application process please email your CV (or resumè), a short statement of interest, and the names and contact information of two references to the PI (Zachary Danziger).

#2) Postdoctoral scholar in the area of experimental neuroscience and/or neurourology. We are seeking applications for externally funded work investigating bladder function following spinal injury. To begin the application process please email your CV to the PI.