Research Advancements: Zachary Danziger is making strides in understanding bladder control in aging and spinal cord injury.
Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology
Lab: Applied Neural Interfaces Laboratory
Dr. Zachary Danziger received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in the area of human motor learning and computational neuroscience, and his postdoctoral studies at Duke University were in electrophysiology and neurourology. Dr. Danziger’s primary research interests lie at the intersection of these areas of neuroscience theory and application. His approach is to focus first on understanding the underlying behavior of the neural system, and second, to exploit that understanding to optimize the design of neural interfaces. His lab is currently developing tools to 1) understanding brain activity in motor cortex, with the goal of improving performance of brain-computer interfaces and 2) understanding nerve activity in the urinary tract, with the goal of improving efficiency of stimulation technology designed to restore bladder function.