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Battelle Applied Genomics Today

Battelle Applied Genomics Today

Featured Expert: Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.: Senior Research Scientist

Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D. Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma’s work has helped a paralyzed patient regain control of his hand and enabled delivery of drugs across the blood-brain barrier. As the Lead Investigator and Senior Research Scientist on the Battelle Medical Devices and Neuromodulation team, he is applying advanced engineering to overcome problems in the human body and brain. Since joining Battelle in 2011, Gaurav has served as the technical lead or lead investigator on a number of cutting-edge projects involving peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and brain-computer interfaces. For the last six years, he has devoted most of his time to Battelle NeuroLife™, a groundbreaking neural bridging technology for patients with spinal cord injuries. In addition to overseeing continued clinical trial work and technology refinement, he is now focused on developing further applications of the technology. Beyond spinal cord injury, he sees potential benefits for stroke and traumatic brain injury patients and other types of sensory-motor rehabilitation.