Chunxiu (Traci) Yu

Traci Yu


  • 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

Research Interests

  • Brain and Behavior (Parkinson's Disease, Depression, Stroke and Addiction)
  • Brain Stimulation (Optogenetic and Electrical)
  • Neuroengineering
  • Brain-Computer Interface