Post-Doctoral Fellows

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.

Martin Sjøgård, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His Ph.D. work examined methods for characterizing and interpreting electrophysiological resting-state networks using MEG, and their relationship to cognition in multiple sclerosis patients. Before that, he completed an M.Sc. in Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he used fMRI to investigate spatial representations in the medial prefrontal cortex. He joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2021 and is currently using EEG and MEG to investigate the role of brain oscillations in waking and sleep-dependent memory consolidation.

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.