I am a Ph.D. Student working in the Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering (RNEL) Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. I recieved my M.S.E. and B.S.E. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh developing novel neural interfaces with the peripheral nervous system to restore sensorimotor function lost to amputation and injury. My research primarily focuses on studying the conscious percepts of touch and proprioception that can be elicited through microstimulation of the dorsal root ganglion for use in a potential closed loop upper extremity prosthetic device. My adviser is Dr. Lee Fisher (Ph.D.).
As a part of the Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering (RNEL) group, I have been involved in the study design and setup for our human subject testing as well as data collection, management and analysis for these data. My research interests include neuroprosthetics, somatosensory feedback, neuropathic pain, computational modeling and big data management.
Email : amn69 at pitt dot edu