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Dario Englot
Dario J. Englot, principal investigator of the lab, is Director of Functional Neurosurgery, and Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Radiology, Electrical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt. He received his B.S. from the University of Scranton, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience as well as M.D. from Yale University. Prior to joining the faculty at Vanderbilt, he completed neurosurgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and a clinical and research fellowship at Vanderbilt.

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Saramati Narasimhan
Saramati Narasimhan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Her M.S. and Ph.D. were completed at Vanderbilt University in the Biomedical Engineering department. Before coming to Vanderbilt, she received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami.

Hernan Gonzalez
Hernán González is an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering department at Vanderbilt, and he is completing his dissertation research in the lab. Before coming to Vanderbilt, he received his B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami.

Graham Johnson
Graham Johnson is an M.D./Ph.D. student who is completing his dissertation research in the lab as part of the Biomedical Engineering department at Vanderbilt. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Danika Paulo
Danika Paulo is Vanderbilt Neurosurgery resident working in the lab. She received her B.S. in Biology from Boston College, and her medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She intends to pursue a career in academic functional neurosurgery.


Kristin Wills
Kristin Wills is a full-time Research Assistant in the lab. She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She plans to pursue medical school.


Jasmine Jiang
Jasmine Jiang is a Vanderbilt undergraduate double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Health & Society. After she graduates in May 2021, she plans on working full-time as a research assistant in the lab before pursuing medical school.


Aarushi Negi
Aarushi Negi is a Vanderbilt undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Scientific Computing. She plans to pursue an MD/PhD after graduating.


Lab Alumni:
Kanupriya Gupta, previous RA, current medical student at the University of Pittsburgh
Sarah Goodale, previous RA, current graduate student at Vanderbilt
Keshav Kundassery, undergraduate in the lab, is finishing his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt

Victoria Morgan
Catie Chang
Benoit Dawant
Mikail Rubinov
Peter Konrad
Bennett Landman
John Rolston
Pierre D’Haese
Baxter Rogers
Kevin Haas
Hakmook Kang
Eric Nelson
Shawniqua Williams Roberson
William Nobis