Stanislaw Sobotka, PhD
Stanislaw Sobotka, D.Sc., Ph.D., joined the Department of Neurosurgery in October 2004, coming from the University of Rochester where he was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. In addition, he has had appointments at the University of Wisconsin where he had a Senior Fulbright Scholarship, and at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw where he also earned a D.Sc. in Neurophysiology and a Ph.D. in psychophysiology. In the Department, Dr. Sobotka will be working as a Senior Research Scientist with Dr. Arthur Jenkins, coordinating laboratory experiments and developing new technology to advance the science of neural prosthetic implants. They will attempt to reproduce motor function below a complete spinal cord injury, ultimately deriving the signals from the patient's own brain to allow the patient to control his or her own limbs again. Dr. Sobotka's previous research interests include evoked potential and single unit correlates of short term memory in behaving primates, application of EEG and event-related-potentials in the study of hemispheric asymmetry of the human brain in healthy subjects and in clinical patients and electrophysiological effects of visual deprivation in cats.