People

The Wyss Center’s unique interdisciplinary team guides the translation of innovative neurotechnology research ideas into clinical solutions that benefit people and society.

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Leadership Team

John Donoghue, PhD

Director

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Claude Clément

Chief Technology Officer

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Benoît Dubuis, PhD

Development Director

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Tracy Laabs, PhD

Assistant Director

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Operations Team

The Operations Team ensures the smooth running of the Wyss Center and includes legal support for projects as well as internal and external science and engineering communications.

Johanna Bowler, PhD

Media and Public Relations Manager

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Maria Primiceri

Administrative Assistant

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Patrick Ruffieux

Head of Finance

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Gabriela Santesso

Executive Assistant

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Wyss Internal Special Experts (WISE) Team

The Wyss Center’s unique interdisciplinary team guides the translation of innovative neurotechnology research ideas into clinical solutions that benefit people and society

Maxime Baud, MD, PhD

Staff Clinical Specialist

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Florent Burdin

Implantable Systems Engineer

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Olivier Coquoz, PhD

Program Manager

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Martina Coscia, PhD

Staff Engineer

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George Kouvas, Dipl.-Ing., MBA

Program Manager

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Jorge Morales, PhD

Implantable Materials Engineer

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Sébastien Pernecker

Embedded Software Engineer

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Gilles Reymond, PhD

Staff Engineer

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Aleksander Sobolewski, PhD

Staff Neuroscientist

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Stéphanie Trznadel

Field Clinical Research Associate

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Alain Woodtli

Regulatory and Clinical Trials Specialist

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Aude Yulzari

Clinical Trials Specialist

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Ioannis Vlachos, PhD

Staff Engineer/Neuroscientist

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Jonas Zimmermann, PhD

Staff Neuroscientist

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Wyss Center Researchers

Wyss Center Researchers bring academic experience in brain-computer-interfaces, neurophysiology, neural signal processing and clinical research.

Niels Birbaumer, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

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Ujwal Chaudhary, PhD

Research Associate

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Friedhelm Hummel, PhD, MD

Senior Research Fellow

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Zahra Khaliliardali, PhD

Wyss Research Associate

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Ali Zaidi, PhD

Wyss Research Associate

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Platforms Team

The neuroscience and engineering platforms are staffed with experienced technical experts who train and support users. They also maintain links with academic and industrial partners to ensure Wyss Center researchers have access to the latest research and engineering tools.

Laura Batti, PhD

Microscopy Facility Manager

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Corinne Brana, PhD

Preclinical Neuroscience Platform Coordinator

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Martina Coscia, PhD

Robotics Facility Manager

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Anthony Guillet

Process Engineer

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Aurélien Lacombe

Technician

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Stéphane Pagès, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Michaël Stoeckel

Neural Microsystem Platform Manager

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We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in joining our international team.

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