May 9, 2017
Eberhard Fetz and Stavros Zanos awarded $1.3M DARPA grant on vagus nerve stimulation and neuroplasticity
Eberhard Fetz and Stavros Zanos were awarded $1.3 million from DARPA for their work related to DARPA’s “Targeted Neuroplasticity Training” program. The goal of their research is to elucidate the mechanisms through which vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) alters brain function and to leverage VNS to enhance targeted cortical plasticity and augment cognitive performance in nonhuman primates. The research will take place at the Washington National Primate Research Center at the University of Washington.
Eberhard Fetz is Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Core Staff Member of the Washington National Primate Research Center. Stavros Zanos is Assistant Professor of Bioelectronic Medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics at the UW.