Dr. Mijail “Misha” D. SerruyaMijail “Misha” D. Serruya, M.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor and Jefferson University Physician at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
Misha is interested in direct brain-computer interfaces for movement and cognition. He is working with non-invasive and implantable medical devices to restore and augment function for people with neurological disease and injury. Just as cochlear implants can restore hearing to many people with sensorineural hearing loss, so too a new generation of neuroprosthetic devices could restore movement, communication, executive planning, and memory to stricken adults and children.
His papers include Neuronal ensemble control of prosthetic devices by a human with tetraplegia, Brain-machine interface: Instant neural control of a movement signal, Decoding movement intent from human premotor cortex neurons for neural prosthetic applications, Techniques and devices to restore cognition, Neural Decoding of Cursor Motion Using a Kalman Filter, Robustness of neuroprosthetic decoding algorithms, Connecting Brains with Machines: The Neural Control of 2D Cursor Movement, and Inferring Hand Motion from Multi-Cell Recordings in Motor Cortex using a Kalman Filter.
His patents and patent applications include Neurally controlled patient ambulation system, Biological interface systems with controlled device selector and related methods, Transcutaneous implant, Patient training routine for biological interface system, Limb and digit movement system, Methods and systems for processing of brain signals, Agent Delivery Systems Under Control of Biological Electrical Signals, and Calibration Systems and Methods for Neural Interface Devices.
Misha earned his B.Sc. in Neuroscience at Brown University, his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Brown University, and his M.D. at Brown Alpert Medical School.
Read Innovator Under 35: Mijail Serruya, 29 — MIT Technology Review.