Date: 10:00am, April 4, 2016
Location: Costa Commons, CEPSR 750
Speaker: Dion Khodagholy is a fellow at the Simon’s Society of Fellows and a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. György Buzsáki’s laboratory at New York University Langone Medical Center
Biography: Dion Khodagholy is a fellow at the Simon’s Society of Fellows and a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. György Buzsáki’s laboratory at New York University Langone Medical Center. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham (UK) in Electronic Engineering. This was followed by a second Master’s degree in Microelectronics at the Ecole des Mines combined with industry experience at ST Microelectronics. He attained his Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics at the Department of Bioelectronics (BEL) of the Ecole des Mines (France) with Prof. George Malliaras. At BEL, he focused on understanding organic semiconductor device physics and developing organic-based devices to interface with biology. His postdoctoral research at NYULMC is focused on three main domains: (i) design and development of large-scale, organic material-based neural interface devices; (ii) analysis of neural data acquired by these devices to understand large-scale neural network function; (iii) translation of these advancements to neural data acquisition in patients with epilepsy. His research explores the interface of electronics and the brain in the context of both applied and discovery sciences, with the ultimate goal of innovating in device engineering and neuroscience methods to improve diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disease.