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John Donoghue

Director, Brown Institute for Brain Science, Brown University

PhD. 1992-2005, Founding Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University; currently, Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience and Engineering and Director, Institute for Brain Science. Research centres on understanding how networks of neurons represent and process information to make voluntary movements. Creator, BrainGate neural interface system, designed to restore movement in those with paralysis. Former Member of the Board: National Institutes of Health; National Science Foundation; NASA. Fellow: AAAS; American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering. Work has been published in Nature and Science magazines and featured by the BBC, New York Times, and the television news magazine '60 Minutes'. Recipient of awards, including: German Zülch Prize (2007); NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award; Discover Magazine Award for Innovation.