Patrick Ganzer

Asst. Professor

(305) 243-7112
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Patrick D. Ganzer, Ph.D. is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (jointly appointed at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Department of Biomedical Engineering). He received his undergraduate degree in 2008 from King’s College in Neuroscience. In 2013, he received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Science from Drexel University, conducting research in preclinical models of spinal cord injury. Dr. Ganzer then completed his postdoctoral fellowship in 2017 at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Texas Biomedical Device Center with Drs. Robert Rennaker and Michael Kilgard (research focused on enhancing neuroplasticity after sensorimotor injury using targeted vagus nerve stimulation). Dr. Ganzer also has significant experience researching and developing neurotechnology in industry, working at Battelle Memorial Institute from 2017-2021 in the Medical Devices and Neuromodulation division. At Battelle, Dr. Ganzer was PI for both the internally funded Bioelectronic Medicine program and the N3 program funded by DARPA.  Dr. Ganzer’s neurotechnology teams have received multiple awards for their impact on the field of translational neurotechnology. Their research has been published in several high impact journals (e.g., CellNature Communications, Science Advances, and eLife), highlighted in the popular press (e.g., US News, Wired Magazine, Reuters, and MATLAB), and translated to multiple clinical trials to help people with disease and dysfunction.