Chethan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation & Translational Neurosciences. He received his bachelors degrees from North Carolina State University in Computer Engineering and Physics in 2002, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2010, working with Prof. Sheila Nirenberg. His thesis work focused on the visual system, investigating the ability of the retina to adjust itself to different environments, and the affects of these adjustments on information transmission between the retina and the brain. Afterwards, as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Nirenberg, he developed devices for precise optical stimulation of neural circuitry, both for basic science and clinical applications. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with Profs. Jaimie Henderson and Krishna Shenoy and part of the BrainGate2 research team. His current research interests include the development of reliable, high-performance decoding algorithms for neural prosthetics, and understanding the role of neural dynamics in motor cortex..

Honors & Awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Spinal Cord Injury Research, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Dean's Fellowship, Stanford University (2012)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State Univ At Raleigh (2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts, North Carolina State Univ At Raleigh (2002)

Stanford Advisors

Stanford Medicine Resources: