Using animal models we are answering questions on the genetic basis of developmental dyslexia, the consequences of environmental enrichment on learning and memory and synaptic protein expression, as well as mechanisms underlying seizure disorder. Recent work in our laboratory has focused on translating our findings from animal models of dyslexia to humans toward the early identification of the specific learning impairment. This multidisciplinary research program is funded by NIH-NICHD and is conducted through collaborations with individuals both within and outside our home institution.
In addition to my work in neurodevelopment, Prof. Yih-Choung Yu (Assoc. Prof. Electrical & Computer Engineering) and I developed a Brain-Computer Interface research program aimed at improving and advancing non-invasive EEG-based BCI devices. This multidisciplinary work challenges students from both Neuroscience and Engineering to work as a team to develop solutions to complex problems. The students main goal is to develop low-cost solutions in BCI design toward enhancing quality of life, such as a wireless EEG based BCI wheelchair operation.