Ilker Ozden, PhD

Assistant Professor of Engineering (Research) 

Contact:

    Email:   ilker_ozden@brown.edu
    Phone:  (401) 863-1453
    Mail:      Box D, School of Engineering
                  182 Hope Street,
                  Providence, RI 02912

Education:

    2003-2010:   Postdoctoral Research (with Samuel Wang)
                          Department of Molecular Biology
                          Princeton Neuroscience Institute
                          Princeton University, NJ, USA

    1997-2003:   Ph.D. in Physics
                          Department of Physics
                          Brown University, RI, USA

    1992-1997:   B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Physics
                          Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
                          Department of Physics
                          Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Interests:

   My research aims to understand the therapeutic mechanisms of deep brain stimulation and to develop an optogenetics-based brain stimulation paradigm for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.  In my research, I use novel optoelectronic devices we developed in Nurmikko Lab to monitor and optogenetically perturb the activity of neuronal populations in cortico-basal ganglia system of the hemiparkinsonian rats during trained motor tasks.  

 

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