Abhishek Prasad

Associate Professor

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2011Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology and University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey
2005M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
2003B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Professional Experience

2015 - PresAssistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
2013 - 2014Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
2011 - 2013Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
2006 - 2010Research Assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
2003 - 2005Research Assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

Research Interests

Neural Electrodes, Neuroprosthetics, Motor neurophysiology, Brain-Machine Interfaces

Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

Debnath, S., Prins, N. W., Pohlmeyer, E., Mylavarapu, R., Geng, S., Sanchez, J. C., Prasad, A. (2018).Long-term stability of neural signals from microwire arrays implanted in common marmoset motor cortex and striatum. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express. https://doi.org/10.1088/2057-1976/aada67

Gant, K., Guerra, S., Zimmerman, L., Parks, B., Prins, N. W., Prasad, A. (2018).EEG-controlled functional electrical stimulation for hand opening and closing in chronic complete cervical spinal cord injury. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express. https://doi.org/10.1088/2057-1976/aabb13

Bennett, C., Samikkannu, M., Mohammed, F., Dietrich, W. D., Prasad, A. (2018).Blood brain barrier (BBB)-disruption in intracortical silicon microelectrode implants.. Biomaterials, 164, 1-10. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.02.036

Xie, Z., Prasad, A. (2017).Decoding of finger trajectory from ECoG using Deep Learning.. Journal of neural engineering. http://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/aa9dbe

Prins, N. W., Pohlmeyer, E. A., Debnath, S., Mylavarapu, R., Geng, S., Prasad, A. (2017).Common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) as a primate model for behavioral neuroscience studies.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 284, 35-46. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.04.004

Prins, N. W., Prasad, A. (2017).Feedback for reinforcement learning based brain-machine interfaces using confidence metrics.. Journal of neural engineering, 14, 036016. http://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/aa6317

Roset, S., Gant, K., Prasad, A., Sanchez, J. C. (2014).An adaptive brain actuated system for augmenting rehabilitation. Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00415.

Prasad, A., Xue, Q., Dieme, R., Sankar, V., Mayrand, R. C., Nishida, T., Streit, W. J., Sanchez, J. C. (2014).Abiotic-biotic characterization of Pt/Ir microelectrode arrays in chronic implants. Frontiers in Neuroengineering, 7:2. doi: 10.3389/fneng.2014.00002.

Sankar, V., Patrick, E., Dieme, R., Sanchez, J. C., Prasad, A., Nishida, T. (2014).Electrode impedance analysis of chronic tungsten microwire neural implants: understanding abiotic vs. biotic contributions. Frontiers in Neuronengineering, doi: 10.3389/fneng.2014.00002.

Prins, N. W., Prasad, A. (2014).A confidence metric for using neurobiological feedback in actor-critic reinforcement learning based brain-machine interfaces.. Frontiers in neuroscience, 8, 111. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2014.00111

Prasad, A., Sahin, M. (2012).Can motor volition be extracted from the spinal cord?. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 9(1):41.

Prasad, A., Xue, Q., Sankar, V., Nishida, T., Shaw, G., Streit, W. J., Sanchez, J. C. (2012).Comprehensive characterization and failure modes of tungsten microwire arrays in chronic neural implants. Journal of Neural Engineering, 9(5): 056015.

Streit, W. J., Xue, Q. S., Prasad, A., Sankar, V., Knott, E., Dyer, A., Reynolds, J., Nishida, T., Shaw, G., Sanchez, J. C. (2012).Electrode failure: tissue, electrical, and material responses. IEEE PULSE: Special Issue for DARPA NEST, 3(1), 30-33.

Prasad, A., Sanchez, J. C. (2012).Quantifying long-term microelectrode array functionality using chronic in vivo impedance testing. Journal of Neural Engineering, 9(2):026028.

Prasad, A., Sahin, M. (2010).Characterization of neural activity recorded from the descending tracts of the rat spinal cord. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 4:21. doi:10.3389/fnins.2010.00021.

Prasad, A., Sahin, M. (2006).Extraction of motor activity from the cervical spinal cord of behaving rats. Journal of Neural Engineering, 3(4), 287-292.