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Dario Englot
Dario J. Englot, principal investigator of the lab, is Director of Functional Neurosurgery, and tenured Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Electrical and Computer 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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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.


Derek Doss
Derek Doss is an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering department at Vanderbilt who is completing his dissertation research in the lab. He received his B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.


Danika Paulo
Danika Paulo is a neurosurgery resident at Vanderbilt focusing on functional neurosurgery. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in 2012, Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2017 and is anticipated to complete neurosurgical residency in 2024 with plans to pursue a post-graduate functional fellowship.

Abhijeet Gummadavelli
Abhijeet Gummadavelli is a functional neurosurgery fellow at Vanderbilt doing a post-doc in the lab. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins in 2010, Doctor of Medicine degree from Yale in 2015, and completed neurosurgery resident at Yale in 2022.

Jared Shless
Jared Shless is a current full-time research assistant in the lab. He holds a BS in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He intends to apply to MD/PhD programs.


Robert Shults
Robert Shults is a current research analyst in the lab. He works with stereotactic neurosurgical software and patient registries. He holds a BS in Neuroscience from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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.


Rohan Rashingkar
Rohan Rashingkar is a Vanderbilt undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Psychology. He is interested in using computational techniques to study brain networks.

Lab Alumni:
– Hernán González, previous M.D./Ph.D. student 2017-2022, current neurosurgery resident at UCSD
Sarah Goodale, previous RA 2017-2018, current grad student at Vanderbilt
Kanupriya Gupta, previous RA 2018-2019, current med student at the Univ Pittsburgh
– Jasmine Jiang, previous RA 2021-2022, current med student at Yale
– Keshav Kundassery, previous undergrad in the lab 2019, current grad student at Univ Chicago
– Saramati Narasimhan, previous postdoc 2019-2022, engineer in industry
– Kristin Wills, previous RA 2019-2021, current med student at MUSC

Victoria Morgan || Catie Chang || Benoit Dawant

Mikail Rubinov || Christos Constantinidis || Sarah Bick

John Rolston || Baxter Rogers || Kate Davis

Hakmook Kang || Shawniqua Williams Roberson

Eric Barth || Bob Webster