M.D., University of São Paulo Medical School (1984), Ph.D., Institute of Biomedical Science, University of São Paulo (1988/89). Anne W. Deane Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology at Duke University. Co-Director of Duke Center for Neuroengineering. Consultant of Neuroscience at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Co-Founder and president of the Alberto Santos Dumont Association for Research Support (AASDAP). He has experience in Physiology with emphasis on Neurophysiology, working mainly in the following themes: medical informatics, electrophysiology, sensory systems, somesthetic system and neurological prostheses.
Research Lines: Computational properties of large neural ensembles in behaving primates; Sensorimotor plasticity in adult and developing sensory animals; Neuronal basis of sensorimotor learning; Development of brain-machine interfaces for restoring neurological function; Neuronal basis of tactile perception.