Beata Jarosiewicz, Ph.D.Edit My Page
My previous research focused on unraveling the governing principles underlying functional self-organization, reorganization, and plasticity, and understanding their implications for neural coding and perception.
My current research seeks to harness neuroscience principles to help advance the design, automation, and eventual clinical deployment of brain-computer interfaces for people with paralysis.
Beata received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh, where she characterized a novel sleep state in the rat, small irregular activity, in the laboratory of William Skaggs. She did two postdocs, one with Andy Schwartz at the University of Pittsburgh, where she used neural interfaces in monkeys to study plasticity and the brain's solution to the "credit assignment problem," and the second with Mriganka Sur at MIT, where she used two-photon imaging to characterize the tuning properties of distinct sets of projection neurons in the ferret visual system. She joined BrainGate in January 2010, where she is using principles of neuroscience to improve the design of brain-computer interfaces for people with paralysis.