Chunxiu (Traci) Yu
- Dow 528
- Research Assistant Professor
- PhD, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Traci works with brain stimulation and neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease, depression and stroke. Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, she served as a research scientist working in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.
Traci's research employs neuroengineering and neurobiology approaches to control brain circuit function and to improve the efficacy and efficiency of brain stimulation therapy for neurological disorders.
We are moving to Biomedical Engineering Department in the fall of 2021
- Brain and Behavior (Parkinson's Disease, Depression, Stroke and Addiction)
- Brain Stimulation (Optogenetic and Electrical)
- Brain-Computer Interface
Please email Dr. Traci Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org) including a copy of your CV for any of the following positions:
1. Graduate students
We currently have openings for highly-motivated graduate/master students with interests and/or experience in neuroscience, engineering, or computer science. Previous experience in computational modeling is beneficial.
The focus of this position is on developing novel strategies to improve therapeutic efficiency and efficacy of brain stimulation in neurological disorders using various experimental and computational approaches.
Graduate students will be accepted in the department of Biomedical Engineering through the appropriate graduate admissions process and start in the fall of 2021, see link. Those interested should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field and contact Dr. Yu first before applying.
2. Undergraduate research assistants
We are also seeking motivated undergraduates with knowledge of engineering, biology, or computer science. Students will learn knowledge and hand-on skills in brain dissection, electrophysiology, behavioral testing, and computational data analysis. Students with MATLAB programming skill are preferred.