Bryan Baxter, Ph.D. completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Bryan’s Ph.D. work examined how transcranial current stimulation interacts with ongoing activity in the brain to improve performance of noninvasive Brain-Computer Interfaces. His current interests are an extension of this work examining how noninvasive stimulation interacts with endogenous neural activity during sleep and how this interaction can be utilized to improve cognition and memory. He is also interested in bioethics related to neural stimulation in populations with neuropsychiatric conditions.
Megan Thompson, Ph.D. completed her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Francisco-University of California, Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering. She then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Boston University, where she investigated the relationship between neuroimaging and cognitive models. Her interests include motor learning and neuroimaging methods (MEG/EEG, fMRI, and ECoG) of investigating it. She is currently investigating the role of coordinated neural oscillations in sleep-dependent memory consolidation of motor sequences.