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ASU-Barrow Neuro-Engineering & Computational Neuroscience Symposium


The first annual ASU-Barrow Neuro-Engineering and Computational Neuroscience Symposium will recognize and promote research within engineering, life sciences, and physical sciences with a core focus on the development and use of inter-disciplinary, quantitative approaches to:

  1. Understanding the workings of the human brain and mind
  2. Translating findings to repair and augment brain function

The symposium will offer ample opportunity to showcase original research through investigator-led presentations and student and postdoc-led posters. Attendees will get a chance to network with researchers from Barrow Neurological Institute and Arizona State University while identifying possibilities for collaboration between the two institutions to bridge the gap between research and medical practice.

There is no cost to attend.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Exposure to the depth and breadth of research at ASU and Barrow in neuro-engineering and computational neuroscience via data blitz presentations from principal investigators and posters from lab members
  • Assessment of available mechanisms to support interinstitutional research collaborations while discussing a collaborative framework to streamline partnerships

In-Person or Virtual
March 15, 2024
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Abstract Submissions

Note: Submitting an abstract will automatically register you for the conference

Date, Time, and Location

Friday, March 15, 2024

Goldman Auditorium
Barrow Neurological Institute
2910 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
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Parking validation is available for the 3rd Ave parking garage.

Target Audience

  • Members of Barrow neurosurgery, neurology, and translational neuroscience departments
  • ASU engineering, mathematical & statistical sciences, neuroscience, psychology

Speaker Information

Plenary Speaker

Andrew Schwartz, PhD
Distributed Models of Motor Cortical Activity
Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh; Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Center for Neural Basis Cognition 

TimeSpeaker / Topic
7:30 AMParticipants Welcome to Attend Closing Events from “West-East Vascular Neurosurgery Course: The Last Samurai
8:30 AMRegistration & Light Breakfast
9:30 AMWelcome Remarks and Overview of Research at Barrow – Michael T. Lawton, MD
9:45 AMWelcome Remarks & Overview of Research at ASU – Kyle Squires, PhD
10:00 AMPI-Led Data Blitz (Session 1)
11:00 AMCoffee, Networking, Posters
11:30 AMPI-Led Data Blitz (Session 2)
12:30 PMLunch, Industry Talks, Networking, Posters
1:00 PMIndustry Talk: Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Impairment; MicroTransponder, Chief Scientific Officer & VP of Medical Affairs Navzer Engineer, MD, PhD
1:30 PMIndustry Talk: Deep Brain Stimulation – Robert Raike, PhD, Director of Neuromodulation Research & Technology, Medtronic Neuromodulation
2:00 PMPlenary Talk: Andrew Schwartz, PhD – University of Pittsburgh
3:00 PMCoffee, Networking, Posters
3:15 PMRoadmap for Building ASU-Barrow Research Collaborations

ASU: Visar Berisha, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Commercialization

Barrow: Shwetal Mehta, PhD, Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer, Ivy Brain Tumor Center

ASU: Zachary Holman, PhD, Vice Dean for Research & Innovation

Barrow: Brad Racette, MD, FAAN, Chair of Neurology
4:15 PMPanel Q&A
4:45 – 5:00 PMConclusion: Action Items & Next Steps; Presentation of Poster Awards

Course Directors

Marco Santello, PhD
Fulton Professor of Neural Engineering, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University


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