Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

Erynn Sorensen

  • Advisor: Marco Capogrosso

I am a Neural Engineering PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, I graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience; majoring in Computational and Systems Neuroscience. My undergraduate research investigated deviations in ‘self’ and ‘other’ perceptions with regards to eating disorders as well as differences in pathways associated with the subjective human experience of pain. Currently, I will be researching spinal cord stimulation effects for the restoration of motor control after arm paralysis. 

Research Interest Summary

Neuroprosthetics, Sensorimotor control, Neurorehabilitation, Spinal cord injury, Electrical Stimulation

Research Interests

My research interests broadly involve studying at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering. This includes researching methods, such as electrical stimulation, to restore motor control, sensory feedback, and proprioception in paralyzed or prosthetic limbs. My interests also involve the corresponding restorative technology to assist in neurorehabilitation.