John Donoghue, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA 
John Donoghue

John Donoghue is a neuroscientist known for pioneering work in brain computer interfaces and basic research on how the cerebral cortex transforms plans into action. He is the Director of the Institute for Brain Science and Professor of Neuroscience and Engineering at Brown University. He has translated his basic work to create BrainGate, a novel brain computer interface designed to restore control for people with paralysis. His team of engineers, clinicians and neuroscientists has taken BrainGate from preclinical research to human clinical pilot trials.

Prof. Donoghue is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a member of the US BRAIN initiative’s NIH Working Group. His awards include the first Israeli Brain Technology Prize in 2013. His work has been widely reported in media including the New York Times, CBS '60 Minutes', and the Charlie Rose Show Brain Series.

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