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Applied Bio-electromagnetics for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 pm

Join us at 10:00 AM in RUCH 103 for a presentation from Omid Yaghmazadeh, the first of two research presentation in our seminar series.


Brain diseases affect 1 out of 6 people worldwide including a substantial portion who suffer from drug-resistive conditions. Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) methods, when effective, play a unique role in the treatment of such patients, as they prevent invasive procedures. Electromagnetic (e.g. Electrical Current, Magnetic Field, Light, etc.) and ultrasound stimuli have been employed in different NIBS methods for the treatment of various brain disorders, yet they all have some limitations. The need for the development of novel NIBS methods is, thus, trivial.

Yaghmazadeh has studied the effects of Radio Frequency (RF) energy radiation on neural activity and how such effects can be used for non-invasive brain stimulation. His research demonstrates how RF energy can induce both suppression and excitation of ongoing neural activity in vivo. His future research agenda focuses on the translational development of these neuromodulation modalities for the treatment of brain disorders.


Speaker Bio
¬†Omid Yaghmazadeh is a postdoctoral fellow at the Buzsaki Lab at the New York University Neuroscience Institute. He received his Engineering Diploma from Ecole Polytechnique (France) in Physics and Electronics, then a double Master’s degree from Sorbonne University and Telecom ParisTech in Integrated Systems and Electrical Engineering, respectively. He attained his PhD in Organic Electronics at Ecole Polytechnique. His research focuses on the interaction of electromagnetic waves with the brain.