Chet Moritz (Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics) was recently selected for a DARPA Young Faculty Award. “The program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions… and provide high-impact funding to these elite junior faculty early in their careers.” Chet’s research aims to develop treatments for injuries to the brain and spinal cord using neural engineering technology. The goal of this funding is to improve hand function by recording activity in the brain and using it to trigger stimulation of the spinal cord below an injury. This neuroprosthetic circuit may also help to guide regeneration of the damaged central nervous system.
The department of Physiology & Biophysics acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations. It is in this land where we work, teach, and learn.