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Laboratory Focus

The Iasemidis Brain Dynamics Laboratory (BDL) enjoys a national and international reputation in epilepsy research. The laboratory was established by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, PhD, and Dr. J. Chris Sackellares, MD, at the University of Florida in 1993, moved with Dr. Iasemidis to Arizona State University (ASU) in 2000, to Louisiana Tech University in 2012, and to Barrow Neurological Institute in fall of 2021.

We focus on investigating the dynamics of electrical (EEG) and magnetic (MEG) signals recorded from the surface or interior of the human and animal brain. So far, we have been particularly successful in the modeling, prediction, and control of epileptic seizures, as well as in the development of novel measures of nonlinear dynamics and network dynamics to quantify and decode the directional information transfer in the brain for epileptogenic focus localization, monitoring disease development and treatment.

Our group has also been a resource in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical signal processing and neuroengineering at all university campuses where we previously were located. Presently we collaborate along these lines with residents and fellows at Barrow as well as graduate and undergraduate students at ASU.

Leon Iasemidis
Leon Iasemidis, PhD
Professor, Translational Neuroscience

scientists working in the laboratory

Contact Information

Leon D. Iasemidis, PhD
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience
Head, Brain Dynamics Laboratory
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Office: (602) 406-3647
Fax: (602) 406-4172