Principal Investigator

Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Josef received his MD from the University of Oslo and PhD in neurosciences from the University of Iowa. He completed his medical internship at Mayo Clinic and Neurology Residency at BIDMC-Harvard before joining the UCLA for fellowship training in Clinical Epilepsy and Neurophysiology.  He moved to Stanford University in July 2007 and started the Human Intracranial Cognitive Electrophysiology Program (SHICEP). His research is now supported by NIH, Stanford NeuroVentures Program, National Science Foundation, and Stanford School of Medicine. Josef's expertise is in functional mapping of the human brain using the three methods of electrocorticography, electrical brain stimulation, and functional imaging.

Postdoctoral Trainees

Kieran completed his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2016. His doctoral research focused on investigating the neural correlates of meditation, metacognition, and mind-wandering with functional neuroimaging and quantitative meta-analysis. He joined the LBCN in 2017 as a postdoctoral fellow and is currently pursuing his research as a medical student at Stanford’s School of Medicine. His work focuses on how intracranial electrical stimulation interacts with the brain’s intrinsic functional-anatomical architecture to influence emotion, perception, and consciousness, and on the electrophysiology of the human default network. He can be found at

Mike Veit, PhD

Mike received his PhD in applied physics from Stanford University in 2018. His work focused on electrical transport measurements in thin film complex oxides. He joined the LBCN in 2020 as a medical student. His interests in the group focus on measuring the temporal and directional connectivity among the intrinsic cortical networks using cortico-cortical evoked potentials. 

Pedro Pinheiro-Chagas, PhD

Pedro completed his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Sorbonne University (Paris) under the direction of Stanislas Dehaene. His work focused on characterizing the processing stages of arithmetic calculations, using continuous behavioral measures (e.g. and machine learning applied to MEG signals. As a postdoc at LBCN, Pedro will combine intracranial electrophysiological recordings and electrical brain stimulation to study the neural architecture and dynamics of the brain networks engaged in elementary mathematical reasoning. 


Medical Students

Deepika Kurup

Deepika received her A.B. in Neuroscience with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University in 2019. Her undergraduate thesis focused on using patient-derived iPSCs to model Alzheimer’s disease. Now she is a medical student at Stanford working on evaluating the diagnostic utility of a novel reduced montage Rapid-Response EEG System.

Research Assistant

Claire Perry

Claire received dual bachelor degrees in Neuroscience and Biology from the University of Chicago. Her undergraduate thesis explored the electrophysiological correlates of emotional face perception in Borderline Personality Disorder. Her research interests include exploring emotion and cognition in the brain. As the senior research assistant and lab manager, Claire is responsible for managing all the experiments and making sure that the lab is operating well.

Visiting Research Scholars

Chao Zhang, MD, PhD

Chao received his MD Ph.D. at Capital Medical University in 2015. He is a practicing neurosurgeon at Beijing Tiantan Hospital. He joined the lab in 2019 as a visiting research scholar to participate in a collaborative research project between Tiantan and LBCN to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of the human brain activity during race identification. Chao will return to his functional neurosurgery practice and will join a team of researchers at Tiantan Hospital that use quantitative stereo-electroencephalography and fMRI to study the human brain in normal cognition and behavior as well as in various neurological disorders.

Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Trainees

Aaron Kucyi, PhD

Faculty at NorthEastern University - Boston
Awarded Banting Fellowship from Canada

Amy Daitch, PhD

Kinsa - Silicon Valley

Brett Foster, PhD

Faculty at Baylor College of Medicine - Houston
Awarded K99/R00

Jennifer Yih, PhD

Researcher Instagram (Facebook), Silicon Valley

Jessica Schrouff, PhD

Data Scientist Google – Europe
Awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from European Union

Jonathan Winawer, PhD

Faculty at New York University
Worked on several projects at LBCN during his postdoc at Brian Wandell’s Lab

Mohammad Dastjerdi, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University

Stephan Bickel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine

Rodrigo Braga, PhD

Faculty at Northwestern University
Awarded K99/R00

Su Liu, PhD

Startup - Bejing China

Visiting Scholars

Aslihan Selimbeyoglu

Graduate Student of Neuroscience at Stanford University

Baotian Zhao

Neurosurgery Program at Tiantan Hospital

Itir Kasikci

Assistant Professor of Psychology at Istanbul Ticaret University Department of Psychology

Jen Chun Hsiang

Graduate Student of Neuroscience at Washington University

Lin Shi

Neurosurgery Program at Tiantan Hospital


Muge Ozker

Graduate Student of Neuroscience at University of Texas - Houston

Ren Na

PhD Program in Psychology – Peking University

Sina Salehi

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, University of Shiraz

Ying Fang

PhD Program in Psychology at University of Guangzhou

Research Assistants

Clara Sava-Segal

Graduate Student in Neuroscience at Dartmouth

Omri Raccah

Graduate Student of Computational Neuroscience – NYU

Sandra Gattas

MD PhD Program at UC-Irvine

Serdar Akkol

Graduate Student of Neuroscience at Elmezzi Graduate School at Northwell Health - New York

So Ri Baek

Graduate Student in Neuroscience and Psychology at Princeton

Vinitha Rangarajan

Graduate Student in Neuroscience at Berkeley


Xiaofang Yang

Neuroscience & Psychology PhD Program at Princeton University

Medical Students

Andreas Rauschecker

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at UCSF

Anthony Kaveh

Residency Training in Anesthesiology  - Harvard Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jennifer Shum

Residency Training in Neurology - Stanford

Undergraduate Students

Chase Richard

Residency Training in Emergency Medicine  - UCLA Ronald Reagan | Olive View

Dani Beam

Research Assistant in Neuroscience – Caltech and Cedar Sinai

Jenn Meylor

Medical Student - University of Wisconsin

Leah Demetri

Medical Student - Harvard Medical School

High School Students

Annabelle Tao

Harvard University - Major in Philosophy and Neuroscience

Drhuba Banerjee

University of California Berkeley - Major in Neuroscience
MD PHD Program in UC Irvine

Shrita Pendekanti

University of California Los Angeles - Major in Neuroscience