Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Delivery of Temporally Interfering Electric Fields
Nir is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Imperial College London and a Fellow of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI). Nir’s lab develops neuromodulatory interventions for brain disorders by pioneering new tools and principles to impact the disease pathology via direct modulation of the underlying aberrant neural activity. Nir received BSc in Physics from the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion), MSc in Electromagnetic Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany, and PhD in Neuroscience, under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Degenaar and Professor Christopher Kennard, from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. Following his PhD, Nir was awarded the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Enterprise Fellowship and he joint Professor Christofer Toumazou’s lab at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. After the completion of the BBSRC fellowship, he was awarded the Wellcome Trust MIT Fellowship and joint Professor Ed Boyden’s lab at MIT’s Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Professor Alvaro Pascual-Leone’s lab at Harvard’s Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Nir then returned to the UK, as part of the Wellcome Trust fellowship, and joint the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, before starting his own lab at the Department of Medicine at Imperial College.