David Borton received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006, his PhD in Bioengineering from Brown University in 2012, and performed a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship at the Ecole Polytechnique Fèdèrale de Lausanne from 2012 to 2014.
David Borton is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Brain Science at Brown University School of Engineering, the Carney Institute for Brain Science, and is a Biomedical Engineer at the Providence Veterans Affairs Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology. Prof. Borton leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on the design, development, and deployment of novel neural recording and stimulation technologies. Prof. Borton’s team leverages engineering principles to untangle the underpinnings of sensorimotor and neuropsychiatric disease and injury. In 2015, Prof. Borton was awarded prestigious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award for his work on spinal cord electrical stimulation as a means to restore sensory perception, which was expanded in 2017 by both DARPA and VA Merit awards to continue that effort. He now leads a DARPA program to “bridge the gap” in spinal cord injury through development and integration of innovative neurotechnologies. His work has been featured in Nature, Nature Medicine, Neuron, and Science Translational Medicine, among others and the laboratory is currently supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and industry partnerships.
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Bridging the Gap (BG+): AI-enabled Solutions for Spinal Cord Injury
(1:30pm - 1:40pm)