Speaker Information (DSF 2021)

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 21:59

Guest Speakers

Dr. Charles Blaha


Dr. Charles Blaha holds a Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology and Neurochemistry from the Institute of Neuroscience at University of Oregon, and he is currently Professor and Director of Research Mayo Neural Engineering Laboratories in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.


His research interests span basic and clinical research to include the neurobiological bases of addictive disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and the neurophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. He has spent more than 40 years developing electroanalytical techniques for in vivo detection of neurochemicals, such as dopamine, serotonin, and adenosine, in the mammalian central nervous system (rodents, swine, non-human primates, and humans) and development of novel neurochemical recording sensors.