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Miller Named Stuntz Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience

Professor works to restore movement and sensation to paralyzed patients

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March 31, 2011 | by Amy Weiss

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Lee E. Miller, professor of physiology in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the Edgar C. Stuntz Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience. 

Miller conducts research in the emerging and highly interdisciplinary field of neural engineering. He currently directs laboratory efforts and international collaborations that aim to restore movement and limb sensation to paralyzed patients and patients with amputated limbs using electronic interfaces to the patients’ own brains. In keeping with this interdisciplinary approach, Miller holds primary and secondary appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, respectively.

He is also affiliated with Northwestern’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, the Sensorimotor Performance Program of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Miller has published dozens of articles and book chapters on brain machine interfacing and on his ongoing efforts to achieve a better understanding of the sensory and motor signals in the brain that underlie normal movement.