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Peter Brunner, M.S., Ph.D.

Peter Brunner is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College. He is currently transitioning to Washington University in St. Louis, where he will have appointments as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Biomedical Engineering. Peter obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Graz University of Technology in Austria, graduating summa cum laude. He received his graduate and postdoctoral training at the Wadsworth Center and Albany Medical College. Peter is the principal investigator on two large NIH-funded software development and dissemination projects, and serves as the Deputy Director of the NIH-funded National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies. Over the past decade, he has been involved in several multi-center studies to investigate electrocorticographic signals recorded from the surface of the brain. His primary research goals are directed towards understanding the large-scale cortical electrophysiology that governs uniquely human behavior and cognition. The long-term goal of his research is to develop this understanding into devices that interact with these signals and thereby realize entirely new diagnostic or treatment options for people affected by nervous system injury or disease. To pursue this goal, his research spans the entire range from basic research, technology development, and translational research to clinical dissemination and commercialization.