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André Fabio Kohn, Ph.D.


phone: (55-11) 3091-5535    fax: (55-11) 3091-5718   

E.E.(Electrical Engineering): Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Escola Politécnica, Dec. 1973

M.S.E.E. : Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1976 (research on computerized electrocochleography)

Ph.D. : University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1980 (research on the communication across an inhibitory synapse in crayfish and in eletronic and mathematical models)

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at USP

Director and co-founder of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at USP

Member of the campus-wide Neuroscience graduate program at USP

Researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NINDS) from 10/1994 to 4/1995

Research Interests

Human Neurophysiology with Emphasis on the Spinal Cord

Modeling and Simulation of Neurons and Neuronal Networks

Motor Control in Humans

Clinical Neurophysiology

MS and Ph.D. advisor

I advise students from engineering, physics, computer science and equivalent backgrounds in the Electrical Engineering Program of the Escola Politécnica of USP (http://ppgee.poli.usp.br). These students usually do research on the mathematical modelling of neurons and their networks, synapses, muscles and the complex interactions of all these elements together. One of the goals is to increase knowledge of the sensorimotor system at different levels of organization.

I also advise students from biomedical sciences backgrounds in the campus-wide Neurosciences Program. These students do experimental work dealing with human motor control and human spinal cord.

Papers and Book Chapters

Laboratório de Engenharia Biomédica
Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, trav. 3, 158.
Cidade Universitária - CEP 05586-0600
São Paulo, SP, Brasill