PostDoctoral Fellows

Charlotte Caskey







PH.D. Students

Walter “Sebastian” Barrutia

Sebastian was born and raised in Peru and moved to the United States when he was in high school. Since then, he has lived in Texas, New York, and now in Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2019.  He is currently a fourth-year PhD student. His current research interests include the development of novel lower-limb exoskeleton designs to aid walking in healthy and disabled populations. His favorite hobbies are practicing taekwondo and kayaking.​ (Email)




Jonel “Raven” Morris

Raven received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2020. Her degree was primarily focused on mechanics and the development of orthopedic implants. She will be working on the Mind In Motion project in the Human Neuromechanics Lab. She is interested in the relationship between the visual cortex and motion. Her career goal is to research for a company or lab focused on the development of visual prosthetics. (Email)




Jacob Salminen

Jacob got his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2019. In his undergrad, he studied Respiratory Neurobiology and Physiology under Dr. David Fuller, in the McKnight Brain Institute (MBI). He co-authored on several papers and wrote his undergraduate thesis on histological image analysis techniques. As a post-grad, he worked under Dr. Gordon Mitchell and Dr. Yasin Seven (MBI) developing and optimizing machine learning programs for the purpose of automated quantification of neuromodulators (5HT2A/2B) in immunofluorescence images. In his PhD, he will aim to develop techniques that aid in EEG data analysis and further our understanding of brain dynamics. His research interests include biological signal processing, neurophysiology, and brain dynamics. (Email) (LinkedIn)


Lauren Hanchar






Ryan White






Masters Students

Madison Tenerowicz

Madison graduated in 2021 from the University of Florida with a BS in Psychology. She has volunteered in the McKnight Brain Institute as well as Shands Hospital and is working towards entering an MD-PhD program. She is interested in neuroscience and the study of inner speech, which she plans on being the focus of her research. 




Udaya Sankar Nadendla

Udaya received his B. Tech degree in Biomedical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in 2023. During undergrad, he worked at the Applied Biomechanics Laboratory under Dr. A. Thirugnanam, developing sensors for vibrational analysis and his thesis on design and development of sensors for vibrational analysis. He is currently pursing his master’s in Biomedical Engineering, and he wants to continue his academic career towards obtaining a doctorate degree. His interests are device development, gait analysis, neuro-mechanics.



Undergraduate Students