Dr. Lisa E. Freed, M.D., Ph.D.
Biomechatronics| MIT | Media Lab
75 Amherst Street | E15-463G | Cambridge, MA 02139
Within Prof. Hugh Herr’s group I am the program manager for the neural interfaces team. I bring to this position my research and teaching experiences in the areas of anatomy, biomedical engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. Specific aims of our team are to improve motor control and sensory function for persons with limb amputations and other neuromuscular limb pathologies. To address these aims we seek to stimulate and sense communications between the human nervous system, limbs, and bionic prostheses. Approaches under investigation include: (i) surgically reconstructing bidirectional myoneural human-device interfaces, (ii) engineering biotic-abiotic myoneural interfaces, and (iii) developing optogenetic technologies for peripheral nervous system applications.