New Neuroengineering Faculty - David Borton

June 17, 2013

Professor David Borton received his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 concentrating in bioelectricity where he studied computational neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and molecular neurobiology under the direction of Prof. Joshua Brown, Prof. Larry Snyder, and Prof. Steven Mennerick, respectively. In 2006, he then joined Brown University where he worked towards his Ph.D. degree developing implantable, wireless, and broadband neural interfaces for both basic neuroscience and clinical application, receiving his Ph.D. in 2012 advised by Prof. Arto Nurmikko. David then continued his neuroengineering research at the Swiss National Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland) as a Marie Curie IIF post-doctoral fellow. There he combined his engineering and brain science background garnered at Brown with the expertise of Prof. Gregoire Courtine, a leader in mechanisms of spinal cord injury repair and rehabilitation, to create a novel technological platform for neuromotor disease analysis and therapeutic intervention. David has authored/co-authored more than 15 peer-reviewed manuscripts, he has successfully co-authored multi-institutional and multinational grants supporting his research, and communicates his work often at conferences and institutional presentations. Since 2006, he has been a participating member of both the Society for Neuroscience and IEEE (BMS and EMBS) as well as a peer-reviewer for several engineering and neuroscience journals.