Overview

The Bioelectronics Neurophysiology and Engineering (BNE) Laboratory, led by Gregory A. Worrell, M.D., Ph.D., is a multidisciplinary discovery and translational research laboratory focused on investigation of the human brain. The lab's primary goals are to advance our understanding of human brain and neurological disease, and to translate discoveries into new diagnostic tools and therapeutics for patients.

Research focus areas

Dr. Worrell and his team study epilepsy, seizure forecasting, movement disorders and memory. Large-scale electrophysiology recordings are a powerful tool for systems neurobiology and investigation of the neural networks underlying normal and pathological brain function. The lab utilizes high spatial and temporal resolution local field potential, single neuron recordings, and multimodality imaging to investigate normal (for example, memory and motor function) and pathological (for example, epilepsy, movement disorders) neuronal networks.

About Dr. Worrell

Dr. Worrell is a practicing neurologist, professor of neurology and research scientist. He chairs Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurology and the Division of Neurophysiology. He earned physics degrees from Wright State and Case Western Reserve universities, and an M.D. from The University of Texas. Dr. Worrell has earned numerous awards recognizing his scholarship, teaching and research, and he sits on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His groundbreaking work to better understand and treat epilepsy and other neurological disorders has generated over 100 publications.