Physiology and Biophysics

Chet Moritz Ph.D.

Associate Professor, with Electrical & Computer Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine

Ph.D. Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley 2003

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Neurotechnology to treat paralysis

Our lab develops new treatments for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury, stroke, and cerebral palsy. We use electrical and optical stimulation of the nervous system, driven by neural recordings from the brain or periphery, to direct plasticity and recovery after brain or spinal injury. Current research in the lab includes a multi-site clinical trial of spinal stimulation to restore hand function for people with spinal cord injury, stimulation to improve walking for children with cerebral palsy, and optogenetic stimulation to guide neuroplasticity and recovery in the injured spinal cord of animals.