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Erin Purcell

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering (BME), College of Engineering

Associate Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering

Institute For Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering

775 Woodlot Dr Rm 1042


Erin Purcell studied neural engineering as a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Through her graduate and post-doctoral work, her training spans the use of extracellular recordings, intracellular recordings, and optogenetics to control and assess excitability in neurons. As the P.I. of the Regenerative Electrode Interface Lab, Dr. Purcell is pursuing new approaches ... to characterize, modulate, and regenerate neuronal responses at the interface of electrodes implanted in the brain.

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Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Tech University, 2001

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