I received my education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SB’82, SM’82, and PhD’88, from the Department of Applied Biological Sciences) and Harvard Medical School (HMS MD’88, from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology). I have been an MIT Research Scientist since 1993, and I held dual appointments at MIT and nearby Draper from 2009 to 2016. I have contributed to research programs sponsored by NASA, the NIH, non-profits, foundations, and consortia in roles ranging from Principal Investigator to team member. I have contributed in the areas of biomedical engineering, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. I feel passionately about mentoring and mediation. In the fall of 2017, I joined the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group. Specific Aims of our neural interfacing 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.