NIAC Guest Lecture: Benjamin Philip (WashU Occupational Therapy) – “Neuroimaging for Rehabilitation: Interhemispheric Communication and Hand Dominance”

May 10, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
NIL Large Conference Room (Medical Campus, 4525 Scott Ave, East Bldg 2311)

“Neuroimaging for Rehabilitation: Interhemispheric Communication and Hand Dominance”

Background: Dr. Philip began his scientific career in the lab of John Donoghue at Brown University, where he implanted electrode arrays into the motor cortex of non-human primates to study the cortical control of movement. His dissertation work identified how cortical areas interact differently when performing continuous feedback-driven movements, as opposed to simple ballistic linear movements. In 2009, Dr. Philip moved into human research when he joined Dr. Scott Frey at the University of Oregon as a postdoctoral fellow. Over the following five years, Dr. Philip followed Dr. Frey to the University of Missouri and Washington University to continue their collaboration and investigate how amputees’ brain and behavior change after their injuries and how these changes can alter anew after restoration of the hand via transplant or replant. He started the Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Laboratory in 2016. Dr. Philip is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, Neural Control of Movement Society, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and American Society for Neurorehabilitation.

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