Dr Andrew Jackson
External Research Fellow (WTCD)

Research Interests

Movement neuroscience, epilepsy, neurotechnology, neural prosthetics, Brain-Machine Interfaces

Current Work

PI of CANDO (Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics), a multi-site, interdisciplinary project to develop a cortical implant for optogenetic neural control of seizures. See http://www.cando.ac.uk

A neural prosthesis to restore hand function following spinal cord injury and stroke - We are developing implantable electronic devices and surgical techniques for delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, controlled in real-time from neural signals recorded in the brain.

Investigating mechanisms of learning and plasticity during operation of myoelectric-controlled interfaces and brain-machine interfaces - We use tasks requiring subjects to control computer cursors directly from electrophysiological signals in order to understand the brain mechanisms that underlie learning of abstract neuromotor mappings.

Postgraduate Supervision

Thomas Hall

Felipe de Carvalho

Damar Susilaradeya 

Jennifer Tulip

Funding

Wellcome Trust and EPSRC Innovative Engineering for Health "CANDO: Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics)" 

Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship "Closed-Loop Neurostimulation of the Motor System"

EPSRC Project Grant "Ultra Low Power Implantable Platform for Next Generation Neural Interfaces"

NC3Rs Pilot Study "A fully-automated system for positive reinforcement training of group-housed non-human primates" 

The Leverhulme Trust "Advanced Imaging and Optimization Techniques for Co-adaptive Controlled Myoelectric Prosthetics"