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!

– Zachary Danziger appointed Chair of BMES Ethics Subcommittee for 3-year term.

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

– 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) Masters student in Biomedical Engineering, in the field of experimental neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, or neurourology. To begin the application process please email your CV (or resumè) and a short statement of interest to the PI, Zachary Danziger.

#2) Although we do not have active searches for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars, this is subject to change at any time. If you are interested in working with us now or in the future, send an email to the PI, Zachary Danziger, to begin a discussion. We will add you to our list of interested applicants and contact you immediately should a position become available.

#3) Undergraduates seeking to work in the lab should contact the PI, Zachary Danziger, by email and describe your interest in the lab and availability to work. If you are a good match for the lab we will pair you with an ongoing project as soon as an opportunity becomes available.