Ameya Nanivadekar is a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his undergraduate and Masters degree in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the mechanism of memory defects in epilepsy patients. His current research involves 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.
Research Interest Summary
Neuroprosthetics, somatosensory feedback, neuropathic pain, computational modeling, big data management
Ameya’s research combines experimental work focusing on selective recruitment of afferents through DRG microstimulation. As well as computational modeling of the DRG to better understand the response to electrical stimulation as a function of stimulation parameters and electrode design.