Borton Lab

Designing, developing, and deploying neurotechnology to better understand the nervous system and improve human lives

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

In an ideal world, science would be objective. However, much of science is subjective and is historically built on a small subset of privileged voices. The Borton lab is committed to creating an environment for the team that supports a diversity of thoughts, perspectives and experiences, and honors your identities (including race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, ability, etc.). Our lab seeks to recruit, support, and retain members from diverse backgrounds and groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. As a team, we are committed to creating a learning and working environment where individuals feel supported and invested in the lab mission, and each other.

In the News

Congratulations Anusha on publishing the work on novel frameworks to study neuropsychiatric illness! – link

Evan and Nicole's work on stimulation artifact rejection (PARRM) is now available! – link

A warm welcome to Priyanka Miranda (Brown Masters in BME program), Ekta Tiwari (Postdoctoral Research Associate on spinal systems), and Ivo Su (Neurotecnology Software Engineer)!

Check out some exciting work by our colleagues over at UCSF – link

Congratulations to newly minted Dr. David Xing (postdoc at Northwestern) and Dr. Marc Powell (postdoc at University of Pittsburgh)! We are really gonna miss you guys!

Open Mind Neural Interface (OMNI) manuscript was accepted at NER – congrats Brad!

Marc published his work on NeuroDAC in the Journal of Neural Engineering!


Funding

We are funded by the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) through the Young Faculty Award (YFA), the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke, the National Institute for Mental Health, General Electric Global Research, Draper, and Brown University Seed funds.

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Opportunities

We are looking for driven scientists to help us design, build and implement novel neurotechnology for investigating the nervous system. Students with an electrical engineering and/or neuroscience background are encouraged to apply. If interested in joining the lab, please contact our research coordinator, Rita Laurence ( ), for more information.

Postdoctoral Research Associate openings

General announcement

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates to help advance our laboratory mission. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Interested candidates should email CV and recent publications to Prof. Borton ( ) directly with reference to potential project details

Doctoral student openings

General announcement

While we do not have specific project openings at this time, interested students should explore the Brown University Biomedical and Electrical Engineering programs as well as the Neuroscience graduate program to familiarize themselves with the university.

Interested candidates should email a CV to Prof. Borton ( ) directly

Masters student openings

DBS in Depression

We invite Masters students to work with us on pre-processing electrophysiology data and assist with instrumentation for tailoring DBS in treatment-resistant depression in patients. Students with prior knowledge of MATLAB, C++ or Python programming or looking to enhance their quantitative and computational skills are strongly encouraged to apply. See here for more details on the project.

Interested candidates should email CV to Prof. Borton ( ) directly

Undergraduate student openings

We do not have any Undergraduate student openings at this time.