Brandon Parks Receives NIH T32 Fellowship

ECE PhD student Brandon Parks was recently informed that he is the recipient of a prestigious T32 Fellowship from the Neuromuscular Plasticity (NMPT) Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Brandon is finishing his fourth year in the PhD program with Dr. Aysegul Gunduz as his advisor.

Brandon received his B. S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Miami. His research interests at UF include brain-computer interfaces, neural networks, machine learning, and robotics. The fellowship will fund continued work on Brandon’s project, “Closing the Loop on Tremor.”

The Program

The Interdisciplinary Training Program in Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Plasticity, funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, was initiated in 2003 to help build a critical mass of well-trained scientists prepared to conduct innovative rehabilitation research.

This pre-doctoral training program is unique in that it emphasizes the interaction and joint training of rehabilitation clinicians and basic scientists with a common interest in translational research in neuromuscular plasticity.