Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

Angelica Herrera

  • Advisor: Jennifer Collinger

Angelica Herrera is a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, where she specialized in instrumentation and robotics. Her current research focuses on developing an intracortical brain-computer interface to restore lost limb function by providing control of a prosthetic arm.

Research Interest Summary

Brain-computer interfaces, neural prosthetics, motor control, computational modeling

Research Interests

Angelica’s research interests include understanding how changes in task context or goal affect population neural activity in the primary motor cortex. By learning more about the neural mechanism underlying movement, she aims to advance current brain-computer interface technology to control prosthetic limbs for use in complex, day-to-day tasks.