Brain Mapping Lab awarded BRAIN Initiative Grant

Dr. Aysegul Gunduz (MPI) along with collaborators Dr. Kelly Foote (MPI) of Neurosurgery, Dr. Michael Okun of Neurology, and Dr. Dawn Bowers of Neuropsychology received a BRAIN Initiative grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The 5-year $2 million dollar grant will allow the group to conduct a clinical study to advance next generation invasive recording and neuromodulation devices in patients with essential tremor in collaboration with their industrial partner Medtronic Neuromodulation. This is the first NIH BRAIN Initiative grant awarded to the University of Florida since the initiative was launched in 2014. A news release on the cleared initiatives for 2017 can be found here.