Paul Nuyujukian PhD MD is the director of the Brain Interfacing Laboratory at Stanford.
He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Neurosurgery, and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Nuyujukian develops brain-machine interfaces with the aim of performing useful functions. He is particularly interested in the applicability of BMIs as a platform technology for a variety of brain-related medical conditions, including stroke and epilepsy.
In the past he worked on neural prostheses: BMIs aiming to restore communication and movement to people with paralysis. As a graduate student with Krishna Shenoy in the Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory, he developed high-performing pre-clinical neural prosthesis models. This work evolved into a clinical trial and was the focus of his postdoctocal work with Jaimie Henderson and Krishna Shenoy in the Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory.