Graduate Students

Jose Alcantara, PhD Student

Jose Alcantara, PhD Student

Jose Daniel Alcantara Zapata received his bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. After 10 years working in industry and research centers, he decided to continue a graduate career in Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses in developing and applying different technologies during brain injured patients’ rehabilitation.

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Jackson Cagle, PhD Student

Jackson Cagle, PhD Student

Jackson is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in University of Florida. His research interests are: brain-computer interfaces, closed-loop control systems, and space exploration. He often spends his spare time working on flight software and personal projects with simple Arduino microcontroller. Currently, he is in love with VR technology and is interested in […]

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Stephanie Cernera, PhD Student

Stephanie Cernera, PhD Student

Stephanie is a PhD student in the department of Biomedical Engineering.  She earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University. Her research interests include neurological disorders, device development, neural networks and brain-computer interfaces. She enjoys hiking, music festivals and traveling anywhere new.

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Robert Eisinger, MD-PhD Student

Robert Eisinger, MD-PhD Student

Robert is an MD-PhD student at the University of Florida in the Department of Neuroscience. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include: movement disorders, computational approaches to medicine, big data, and brain computer interfaces. In his spare time, he enjoys developing apps, painting, and traveling abroad.

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Sarah Long, PhD Student

Sarah Long, PhD Student

Sarah Long is a Biomedical Engineering PhD student with a BS in Biomedical Engineering from University of South Carolina. After 2 years of working in the medical device industry, she decided to pursue a graduate career in Biomedical Engineering. Her research interests include developing translational applications of technologies for patient’s suffering from neurological disorders. In […]

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Rene Molina, PhD Candidate

Rene Molina, PhD Candidate

Rene is an Electrical Engineering PhD student. He earned a BS in Physics from the University of Florida. His research interests include brain computer interfaces, biosignal processing, and machine learning. He enjoys spending his free time traveling and cooking (preferably outside on his smoker).

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Brandon Parks, PhD Student

Brandon Parks, PhD Student

Brandon is an Electrical Engineering PhD student with a B. S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Miami. His research interests include brain-computer interfaces, neural networks, machine learning, and robotics. In his spare time he enjoys reading, and programming.

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Enrico Opri, PhD Candidate

Enrico Opri, PhD Candidate

Enrico Opri earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico of Milan (Italy) and a double MS Degree between UF and Politecnico (Atlantis CRISP) in Biomedical Engineering. His interests are decision making and neural interfaces. In his spare time he likes to code and work on robotics (while baking cakes or playing his viola).

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