Chethan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate In the Neural Prosthetics Laboratory at Stanford, working with Profs. Jaimie Henderson and Krishna Shenoy. His current research interests include the development of reliable, high-performance decoding algorithms for neural prosthetics, and understanding the role of neural dynamics in motor cortex. His primary research focus is the clinical translation of Brain-Machine Interface algorithms with research participants with tetraplegia, as part of the BrainGate2 clinical trials.
Chethan received his bachelors degrees from North Carolina State University in Computer Engineering and Physics in 2002, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2010, working with Prof. Sheila Nirenberg. His thesis work focused on the visual system, investigating the ability of the retina to adjust itself to different environments, and the affects of these adjustments on information transmission between the retina and the brain. Afterwards, as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Nirenberg, he developed devices for precise optical stimulation of neural circuitry, both for basic science and clinical applications.
Honors & Awards
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research (2013-2015)
Dean's Fellowship, Stanford University (2012)
Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University (2011)
Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State Univ At Raleigh (2002)
Bachelor of Arts, North Carolina State Univ At Raleigh (2002)
Jaimie Henderson, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor