We have openings for a PhD student (Spring/Fall 2023) and a postdoctoral fellow (start at earliest possible). Students interested in pursuing graduate studies (Ph.D. or MD-Ph.D.) should email a brief description of research interest along with recent CV to apyadav [at] iu [dot] edu. Postdoctoral candidates can apply directly at this link or email Dr. Yadav. Additional information on positions is available here.
Amol P. Yadav, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Dr. Amol Yadav obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in the laboratory of Dr. Miguel Nicolelis. In graduate school he worked with rodents and developed tools to advance brain-machine interfaces and specialized in spinal cord neuromodulation. As a postdoctoral scholar in the Nicolelis lab he was trained in non-human primate neurophysiology and neuromodulation research. Before joining IU he obtained clinical research training on spinal cord stimulation while working with several neurosurgeons at Duke Neurosurgery.
Email me: apyadav [at] iu [dot] edu
Graduate Student Researchers
Jacob Slack, B.S.
Jacob obtained his bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in May 2021. He is interested in developing high-density recording and stimulation technologies to train animals on brain-machine interface experiments. He currently functions as our in-house engineering wizard.
Sidnee Zeiser, B.S.
MS Thesis student
Sidnee obtained her bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in May 2022. She is interested in studying the neural circuits involved in detection and discrimination of artificial sensory perceptions. She currently functions as our in-house rodent whisperer.
Rahul Radhakrishna, M.S.
Rahul obtained a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from University of Florida in May 2020 followed by a research assistant position at the University of Texas at Dallas . He is interested in studying animal behavior and building computational models of the nervous system to help improve the integration of neuroprosthetic devices with the nervous system.
Medical Student Researchers
Halie Szilagyi, B.S.
Medical student (MS2)
Halie obtained her bachelors in Neurobiology and Physiology at Purdue University in May 2021. She is interested in studying Parkinsonian gait abnormalities and how they can be treated with spinal cord stimulation.
Anoop Chinthala, B.S.
Medical student (MS2)
Anoop obtained a bachelors in Neuroscience from Indiana University, Bloomington in May 2021. He is interested in testing our lab’s spinal sensory neuroprosthetic technology in animals with spinal cord injury.
Undergraduate Student Researchers
- Dr. Kunal Gupta, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Indiana University
- Dr. S. Elizabeth Zauber, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Indiana University
- Dr. Lingxiao Deng, Research Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, Indiana University