The Brain-Spine-Machine Interfaces Lab works at the interface of Neuroscience and Engineering. Our goal is to develop neural engineering-based therapies to treat neurological disorders and understand how neurological disorders impact the brain-spine network and its role in sensorimotor control. We collaborate with surgeons, clinicians, basic scientists, and engineers to bridge the gap between pre-clinical and clinical research and to develop therapeutic solutions.

Recent News

Dr. Yadav was interviewed by the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute about his research vision and the lab’s research goals. Watch the interview to learn more about the lab.

Apr 2023

Dr. Yadav was awarded an external grant of $160,000 by the Indiana State Department of Health – Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury Research Fund to support research on developing a spinal neuroprosthesis to restore sensations using animal models of spinal cord injury.

Mar 2023

Jacob Slack and Rahul Radhakrishna presented posters at the Ohio State University Chronic Brain Injury Day. Congrats to Jacob on earning the Best Graduate Student Poster Award under the Recovery theme.

Jan 2023

Dr. Yadav gave the Departmental Grand Rounds and Medical Resident Education lecture on the topic Brain-Machine Interfaces: Past, Present, and Future.

Dec 2022

Check out latest preprint from the lab demonstrating that stimulus periodicity changes sensory detection and discrimination thresholds associated with spinal cord stimulation-induced artificial sensations, ‘The role of stimulus periodicity on spinal cord stimulation-induced artificial sensations in rodents

Oct 2022

The lab members got together for dinner to celebrate our Annual Fall get-together

Sept 2022

Check out new preprint from the lab on closed-loop spinal cord stimulation and how it is beneficial for the treatment of Parkinsonian symptoms in rodents, ‘Closed-loop spinal cord stimulation is superior in restoring locomotion in rodent models of Parkinson’s Disease

Sept 2022

The lab welcomes undergraduate students Jonah Slack, Arshia Bhardwaj, and Scott Miller who joined our team in Fall 2022

Aug 2021

The lab welcomes PhD student Rahul Radhakrishna. Rahul completed his Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida.

July 2022

Lab members took the first lab group photo after a day of talks and posters at the Stark Neuroscience Summer Symposium. Yadav lab members presented four posters at the symposium.

Apr 2022

The lab welcomes medical students Halie Szilagyi and Anoop Chinthala as summer research interns through the IMPRS (Indiana University Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship) program

Mar 2022

Incoming Fall 2022 PhD student (currently research engineering technician) Jacob Slack, B.S. receives prestigious University Fellowship to jumpstart his graduate education.

Feb 2022

Abstract ‘Understanding how stimulus periodicity impacts detection and discrimination of spinal cord stimulation-induced artificial sensations‘ accepted at International Neuromodulation Society INS 15th World Congress 2022.

Nov 2021

Summer student Ben Rees successfully presented a poster titled ‘Closed-loop spinal cord stimulation creates a pre-locomotion brain state in rats with Parkinson’s disease‘ at the Society for Neuroscience 2021 virtual conference. The poster was based on analysis of neural data performed during his summer internship in the lab in 2021.

Sept 2021

Congratulations to undergraduate researchers Sidnee Zeiser and Andrea Brunton on successful funding of their UROP research proposals as Purdue School of Engineering and Technology students in Biomedical Engineering. The funding will support their research during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Aug 2021

The Yadav lab is excited to welcome undergraduate research assistants to our team. They are each pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI.

June 2021

The Yadav lab welcomes Benjamin Rees – an undergraduate student starting his senior year in the Fall majoring in Neuroscience at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Ben is a Robertson Scholar and a premed student and he will be a research intern in the lab over the summer.

May 2021

New publication in Brain Stimulation from the lab titled ‘Generating artificial sensations with spinal cord stimulation in primates and rodents‘.

May 2021

The Yadav lab welcomes Jacob Slack who joined as a research engineering technician after finishing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.