External Collaborators

  • Research collaboration at University of Minnesota with Medtronic:
    Jamu Alford, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Medtronic Neurmodulation
    Tim Dennison, Ph.D., Senior Director of Core Technology, Medtronic Neurmodulation
    Bryce A. Binstadt, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
    Wynn Legon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota
    Characterizing and optimizing ultrasound stimulation for modulating the brain and peripheral nerve pathways for treating various neurological diseases.

  • Research collaboration at University of Minnesota:
    Chris H. Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    C. Daniel Frisbie, Ph.D., Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
    Lorraine F. Francis, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
    Lucy E. Dunne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Design, Housing and Apparel
    Samuel C. Levine, M.D., Professor of Otolaryngology
    Developing new flexible-wearable stimulators that are combined with acoustic and multimodal stimulation to treat tinnitus and other brain conditions

  • Research collaboration at University of Minnesota:
    Kelvin O. Lim, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
    James R. Carey, Ph.D., P.T., Professor of Physical Therapy
    Teresa J. Kimberley, Ph.D., P.T., Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
    Colum D. Mackinnon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Investigating paired neuromodulation paradigms combining cortical stimulation with various modalities to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as tinnitus, schizophrenia, and stroke-induced motor deficits.

  • Mary B. Johnson, Ph.D., R.N., Professor Emeritus of Nursing at St. Olaf College and Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at University of Minnesota
    Investigating how Healing Touch and other reflexology and relaxation techniques can enhance the effectiveness of neuromodulation approaches, such as mSync, for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders based on the view that the brain is a highly interconnected network requiring the right balance of inputs across modalities.

  • Thomas Lenarz, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, ENT Dept., Hannover Medical University (Germany)
    Main clinical collaborator for translating new peripheral and central auditory prostheses for hearing applications.

  • Georg Berding, M.D.
    Professor, Nuclear Medicine, Hannover Medical University (Germany)
    Investigating cortical regions involved with loudness and speech coding in auditory implant and tinnitus subjects using PET
    Nuclear Medicine, MHH

  • James F. Patrick, M.Sc.
    Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, Cochlear Ltd. (Australia)
    Industrial collaborator for AMI research and translation.

  • Colette McKay, Ph.D.
    Professor, Leader of Translational Hearing Research, Bionics Institute (Australia)
    Investigating auditory coding and perception in brainstem and midbrain implant patients to develop improved stimulation strategies
    Bionics Institute

  • Robert V. Shannon, Ph.D.
    Research Professor in Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California
    Investigating auditory coding and perception in brainstem and midbrain implant patients to develop improved stimulation strategies
    University of Southern California

  • Gentiana Wenzel, M.D.
    Specialist/Researcher, ENT Dept., University Hospital of Saarland (Germany)
    Developing a new laser-based hearing aid
    University Hospital of Saarland

  • Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, HST/Anesthesia/Computational Neuroscience, MIT & Harvard Medical School
    Eric Plourde, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sherbrooke
    Working on point process models for characterizing inferior colliculus and auditory cortex spiking patterns in response to vocalizations and AMI stimulation in guinea pigs
    Neuroscience Statistics Research Lab
    Plourde Research

  • Janine Wotton, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Psychology/Neuroscience, Gustavus Adolphus College
    Gustavus Adolphus College

  • Samuel C. Levine, M.D., Professor
    Tina C. Huang, M.D., Assistant Professor
    Meredith E. Adams, M.D., Assistant Professor
    Investigating clinical research related to tinnitus.

  • Christophe Lenglet, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, ITN Scholar, Radiology, University of Minnesota
    Investigating neural mechanisms and connections underlying tinnitus using neuroimaging techniques
    Center for Magnetic Resonance Research