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Abhishek Prasad

Assistant Professor
Work Phone: (305) 243-4886
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Biographical Info

Research Interests

Neural Electrodes, Neuroprosthetics, Motor neurophysiology, Brain-Machine Interfaces


    • New Jersey Institute of Technology and University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (2011)
    • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering (2005)
    • Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2003)


    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2015 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Research Assistant Professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2013 - 2014)
    • University of Miami, Postdoctoral Research Associate. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2011 - 2013)
    • New Jersey Institute of Technology, Research Assistant. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2006 - 2010)
    • Louisiana Tech University, Research Assistant. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2003 - 2005)


  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Debnath, S., Prins, N. W., Pohlmeyer, E., Mylavarapu, R., Geng, S., Sanchez, J. C., Prasad, A. (2018).Long-term stability of neural signals from microwire arrays implanted in common marmoset motor cortex and striatum. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express. https://doi.org/10.1088/2057-1976/aada67
    • Gant, K., Guerra, S., Zimmerman, L., Parks, B., Prins, N. W., Prasad, A. (2018).EEG-controlled functional electrical stimulation for hand opening and closing in chronic complete cervical spinal cord injury. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express. https://doi.org/10.1088/2057-1976/aabb13
    • Bennett, C., Samikkannu, M., Mohammed, F., Dietrich, W. D., Prasad, A. (2018).Blood brain barrier (BBB)-disruption in intracortical silicon microelectrode implants.. Biomaterials, 164, 1-10. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.02.036
    • Xie, Z., Prasad, A. (2017).Decoding of finger trajectory from ECoG using Deep Learning.. Journal of neural engineering. http://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/aa9dbe
    • Prins, N. W., Pohlmeyer, E. A., Debnath, S., Mylavarapu, R., Geng, S., Prasad, A. (2017).Common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) as a primate model for behavioral neuroscience studies.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 284, 35-46. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.04.004
    • Prins, N. W., Prasad, A. (2017).Feedback for reinforcement learning based brain-machine interfaces using confidence metrics.. Journal of neural engineering, 14, 036016. http://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/aa6317
    • Roset, S., Gant, K., Prasad, A., Sanchez, J. C. (2014).An adaptive brain actuated system for augmenting rehabilitation. Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00415.
    • Prasad, A., Xue, Q., Dieme, R., Sankar, V., Mayrand, R. C., Nishida, T., Streit, W. J., Sanchez, J. C. (2014).Abiotic-biotic characterization of Pt/Ir microelectrode arrays in chronic implants. Frontiers in Neuroengineering, 7:2. doi: 10.3389/fneng.2014.00002.
    • Sankar, V., Patrick, E., Dieme, R., Sanchez, J. C., Prasad, A., Nishida, T. (2014).Electrode impedance analysis of chronic tungsten microwire neural implants: understanding abiotic vs. biotic contributions. Frontiers in Neuronengineering, doi: 10.3389/fneng.2014.00002.
    • Prins, N. W., Prasad, A. (2014).A confidence metric for using neurobiological feedback in actor-critic reinforcement learning based brain-machine interfaces.. Frontiers in neuroscience, 8, 111. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2014.00111
    • Prasad, A., Sahin, M. (2012).Can motor volition be extracted from the spinal cord?. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 9(1):41.
    • Prasad, A., Xue, Q., Sankar, V., Nishida, T., Shaw, G., Streit, W. J., Sanchez, J. C. (2012).Comprehensive characterization and failure modes of tungsten microwire arrays in chronic neural implants. Journal of Neural Engineering, 9(5): 056015.
    • Streit, W. J., Xue, Q. S., Prasad, A., Sankar, V., Knott, E., Dyer, A., Reynolds, J., Nishida, T., Shaw, G., Sanchez, J. C. (2012).Electrode failure: tissue, electrical, and material responses. IEEE PULSE: Special Issue for DARPA NEST, 3(1), 30-33.
    • Prasad, A., Sanchez, J. C. (2012).Quantifying long-term microelectrode array functionality using chronic in vivo impedance testing. Journal of Neural Engineering, 9(2):026028.
    • Prasad, A., Sahin, M. (2010).Characterization of neural activity recorded from the descending tracts of the rat spinal cord. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 4:21. doi:10.3389/fnins.2010.00021.
    • Prasad, A., Sahin, M. (2006).Extraction of motor activity from the cervical spinal cord of behaving rats. Journal of Neural Engineering, 3(4), 287-292.
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