Borton Lab

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

In the News

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 accepted at NER – congrats Brad!

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

Welcome to new PhD students Sophie Brown (BME), Sam Parker (BME), and Ayan Waite (EE)!


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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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

Neurotechnology software engineer

We invite undergraduate students with strong computer science background and a desire to make an impact on the dissemination and deployment of neurotechnology to apply to become a Neurotechnology Software Engineer in the Borton Lab. Working knowledge of web app development (Javascript, CSS, Firebase), C++, and quantitative skills are encouraged.

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