Team

Principal Investigators

Luka Milosevic, PhD

Scientist | Krembil Brain Institute
Ast. Professor | Inst. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Luka Milosevic completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, after which he pursued a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Neuromodulation and Neurotechnology at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He is currently a Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, and Affiliate Scientist at KITE. His research interests include neuromodulation, synaptic plasticity, and brain-machine interfaces.

William D. Hutchison, PhD

Senior Scientist | Krembil Brain Institute
Professor | Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto
William D. Hutchison completed a PhD in Pharmacology at the Australian National University. He pursed Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and at the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, Full Professor in the Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, and Affiliate Scientist at KITE. He is known for his pioneering work in human single neuron research and he is currently interested in neural substrates of cognition.

Lab Members

Maximilian Scherer, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow | PI: LM
DBS mechanisms & basal ganglia physiology.
Previous: PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany

Leon Amadeus Steiner, MD/PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow | PI: LM
DBS mechanisms & synaptic plasticity.
Previous: MD/PhD, Charité Berlin, Germany.

Srdjan Sumarac

PhD Student | PI: LM
Machine learning & biomarker identification.
Previous: BEng, Monash University, Australia.

Frhan Alanzi, MD

MSc Candidate | PI: WDH
Cognitive processing in human GPi.
Previous: MD, Saudi Arabia.

Kiah Alyssa Spencer

MASc Student | PI: LM
Basal ganglia physiology & synaptic plasticity.
Previous: BSc, University of Toronto, Canada.

Emily Haniff, RN

Research Assistant | PI: LM
Basal ganglia physiology & synaptic plasticity.
Previous: BNSc, Queen's University, Canada.

Tameem Al-Ozzi, MSc

Research Assistant | co-PI: LM
Substantia nigra physiology.
Current: University of Tübingen, Germany.

Samantha Chau

Bachelor's Thesis Student | PI: LM
Neurovascular coupling.
Current: EngSci, University of Toronto, Canada.

Collaborators

Mojgan Hodaie

Functional Neurosurgery
Scientist - KBI
Professor - Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto

Suneil K. Kalia

Functional Neurosurgery
Scientist - KBI
Associate Professor - Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto

Andres M. Lozano

Functional Neurosurgery
Senior Scientist - KBI
Professor - Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto

Taufik A. Valiante

Functional Neurosurgery
Scientist - KBI
Associate Professor - Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto

Alfonso Fasano

Movements Disorders Neurology
Clinician Investigator - KBI Associate Professor - Division of Neurology, University of Toronto

Milad Lankarany

Computational Neuroscience
Scientist - KBI
Assistant Professor - Inst. of Biomedical Engineering, UToronto

Milos R. Popovic

Biomedical Engineering
Research Director - KITE
Professor - Inst. of Biomedical Engineering, UToronto

CRANIA

Scientific Translation
Center for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application