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This NeuroTech Talk episode features four people from different walks of life and different stages in their neurotechnology careers to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their work as scholars and researchers – as well as the future of the field.

Featured guests include:

  • Dr. Cesar Echavarria is a recent Neuroscience PhD graduate from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Cesar Echavarria is now working as a Neuro-Data Scientist at CatalystNeuro and is currently developing data science solutions for academic neuroscience labs across the globe.
  • Bruno Bustos currently holds a Psychology degree and is now currently studying Economics and Business Intelligence from La Universidad Catolica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia. Manuel Illanes is a postgraduate researcher at La Universidad Catolica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia. Bruno and Manuel are both the co-founders of the LATAM Chapter of NeuroTechX which aims to connect the neurotechnology community across Bolivia and Latin America
  • Dr. Gunnar Blohm is a Professor of Computational Neuroscience and the Principal Investigator of the Computational Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also one of the co-founders of Neuromatch Academy, a nonprofit organization meant to provide students from around the globe access to high-quality computational neuroscience and deep learning education.

Student Highlight: JuanMartin Abreu-Melon is a senior neuroscience and human health double major with a healthcare innovation concentration. He is the co-founder and co-president of NeuroTech @ Emory and is passionate about using computational neuroscience and neurotechnology to better understand and treat neurological conditions.

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