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Robert Butera Robert Butera, Ph.D.
Professor

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0250

Phone: 404-894-2935
Fax: 404-894-5044
Location: GT: BME - 3104
E-Mail: robert.butera@bme.gatech.edu
URL: https://neurolab.gatech.edu/labs/butera

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Areas of Research

  • Neuromodulation of peripheral nerve activity
  • Real-time control methods applied to electrophysiology measurements
  • Mechanisms of temporal synchrony in neural systems
  • Neural control of breathing

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Rice University, 1996
  • MSEE, Rice University, 1994
  • BEE (co-op, with highest honors), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991

Selected Awards

  • Vice President for Finance (2011-2014), IEEE-EMBS
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012)
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2009)
  • Jefferson Science Fellow at US Dept of State (2008-9)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2005)
  • James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Scientist Award (2001)

Selected Research Publications

  • L. Joseph and R. J. Butera. “High frequency stimulation selectively blocks different types of fibers in frog sciatic nerve.” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (2011) 19:550-557. PMC3308706.
  • R. M. Berry, J. Borenstein, and R. J. Butera. “Contentious Problems in Bioscience and Biotechnology: A Pilot Study of an Approach to Ethics Education,” Science and Engineering Ethics, March 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-012-9359-6
  • N. Toporikova and R. J. Butera. “Dynamics of neuromodulatory feedback determines frequency modulation in a reduced respiratory network: A computational study.” Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, (2013) 185:582-592.
  • J. Cui, C. C. Canavier, and R. J. Butera. “Functional phase response curves: A method for assessing synchrony of adapting neurons.” Journal of Neurophysiology (2009) 102:387-398
  • A. J. Preyer and R. J. Butera. “Neuronal oscillations in Aplysia californica that demonstrate weak coupling in vitro.” Physical Review Letters (2005) 95:138103


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