Neural Engineering and Translation Labs aim to advance the understanding of neuro-cognitive circuits across the lifespan. We apply neural engineering methods in both animal models and human research to stimulate brain plasticity in target circuits and change behavior.


Dr. Jyoti Mishra
Dr. Jyoti Mishra    pdf mail
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Focus: Neurotechnology studies in humans to advance diagnostics and therapeutics for mental health disorders.

Dr. Dhakshin Ramanathan
Dr. Dhakshin Ramanathan    pdf mail
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Focus: Neural engineering studies in animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Postdoctoral Fellows
Miranda Francoeur

Animal Neuro-Cognition

Miranda Francoeur    mail
Resh Gupta

Human Neuro-Cognition

Resh Gupta    mail
Satish Jaiswal

Human Neuro-Cognition

Satish Jaiswal    mail
Research Associates
James Ades

Human Neuro-Cognition

James Ades    mail
Rutvik Shah

Machine Learning

Rutvik Shah    mail
Shrey Patel

Human Neuro-Modulation

Shrey Patel    mail
Malcolm Rashid

Human Neuro-Cognition

Malcolm Rashid    mail
James Manchanda

Human Neuro-Cognition

James Manchanda    mail
Graduate Students
Sidharth Hulyalkar

Animal Neuro-Cognition

Sidharth Hulyalkar    mail
Suzie Purpura

Human Neuro-Cognition

Suzie Purpura    mail
Benjamin Amendolara

Human Neuromodulation

Benjamin Amendolara    mail
Medical Students
Vojislav Maric

Human Neuro-Cognition

Vojislav Maric    mail
Sean Bentley

Human Neuromodulation

Sean Bentley    mail
Undergraduate Students
Ryosuke Kato

Human Neuro-Cognition

Ryosuke Kato    mail
Micah Tattao

Animal Neuro-Cognition

Micah Tattao    mail
Amanda Gonzalez

Human Neuro-Cognition

Amanda Gonzalez    mail
Tatiana Podhajny

Human Neuro-Cognition

Tatiana Podhajny    mail
Juan Diaz Delgado

Neural Analytics

Juan Diaz Delgado    mail
Atharv Kulkarni

Neural Analytics

Atharv Kulkarni    mail
Aditi Krishnakumar

Human Neuro-Cognition

Aditi Krishnakumar    mail
Aakash Mahesh

Human Neuro-Cognition

Aakash Mahesh    mail
Zihao Mo

Human Neuro-Cognition

Zihao Mo    mail
Abishek Siva

Human Neuro-Cognition

Abishek Siva    mail
Derek Chan

Human Neuro-Cognition

Derek Chan    mail
Alejandro Ojeda

Neural Engineering

Alejandro Ojeda    github mail
Alankar Misra

Mobile Applications

Alankar Misra    github mail
Pragathi Balasubramani

Computational Psychiatry

Pragathi Balasubramani    website mail
Gillian Grennan

Human Neuro-Cognition

Gillian Grennan    mail


Our research has four major goals:

  1. To better understand typical functioning of neural circuits underlying cognitive behaviors.

    For our human studies, we have developed an integrated software-hardware platform, the Brain Engagement platform (BrainE for short) that deploys rapid, mobile cognitive assessments with wireless electroencephalography (EEG). Using BrainE, we are studying neural circuits in humans in the lab, in clinics and international community settings.

    Our animal studies have implemented a complementary BrainER platform for studying neuro-cognition in rodents using single unit and local-field potential (LFP) recordings coupled with rodent behavior. These studies aim to understand micro-circuit contributions to the neural dynamics underlying cognition.

  2. To better understand how neural circuits underlying cognitive behaviors are impacted in neuropsychiatric disorders.

    Our human studies are focused on unraveling mechanistic, functional neural markers in individuals who have suffered childhood adversity, in adults with depression and anxiety, and in age-related cognitive decline.

    Our animal studies are currently examining rodent models of traumatic brain Injury and schizophrenia to understand how genetic and/or environmental perturbations result in specific cognitive impairments.

  3. To develop and advance closed-loop technologies for targeted treatment of neural circuit dysfunctions.

    We are engineering and testing targeted and personalized circuit manipulation approaches, which integrate cognitive training, brain stimulation, neurofeedback as well as lifestyle based interventions.

    We utilize long-term digital monitoring along with machine learning methods to develop treatment personalization strategies.

  4. To study the relationships between neuro-cognition, mental health and pressing societal issues.

    In our human research, we are embedding our digital mental health technologies within communities, as well as leveraging open-source databases, to better understand how neural, cognitive and mental health factors interact with diverse societal issues including race, education, crime, loneliness and climate change.



BrainE logo
BrainE - Our Brain Engagement platform to assess & train neural and cognitive functions across the human lifespan. Contact us for research access. Read our privacy policy.
BrainER logo
BrainER - Our Brain Engagement platform for Rodents to assess & train neural and cognitive functions in animals. Contact us for research access.
Simulink Brain Signal Interface logo
SimBSI - Our Simulink Brain Signal Interface for executing closed loop neuroscience experiments. Access here.
DSI - Our Distributed Source Imaging Toolbox for electromagnetic signals. Access here.


We have several ongoing research studies: Brain Mapping | Brain Stimulation | Mobile Training - Kids.
Please email to participate.

At NEATLabs, we believe

Science is real

is real

Love is love

is love

Black lives matter


Feminism is for everyone

is for everyone

Circuits are cool

are cool

Immigrants are welcome

are welcome


We take this racial justice, inclusion and diversity pledge.




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UCSD School of Medicine
Veterans Affairs
Kavli Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Funds
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Sanford Institute for Empathy & Compassion
Tang Prize
Hope For Depression
National Institute of Mental Health
Sanford Institute for Empathy & Compassion


Postdoctoral Fellows

We are always looking for talented postdoctoral fellows interested in our integrated research foci. Please contact NEATLabs directors with your cover letter, CV and academic transcript.