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Research and Teaching Interests: Neuroprosthetic learning; specifically crafting innovative neuro-stimulation approaches to artificially restore and enhance cognitive skills.

Office Hours: By appointment


M.S. in Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Valencia

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Leuven University College

Postdoctoral Training Assistant Project Scientist in neuroprosthetics at University of California, Berkeley, EECS

Nuria Vendrell Llopis is a neuroscientist and neuro-engineer who is fascinated by neuroprosthetic learning. Her passion lies in crafting innovative neuro-stimulation approaches to artificially restore and enhance cognitive skills. She earned an equivalent to a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the UPV (Spain) in 2010, followed by a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2015. She is fleunt in Spanish (Castilian) Catalan (Valencian) and English.

  • Research Interests
    Neuroprosthetics, Neuro-stimulation, Brain-machine interfaces, neuroprosthetic learning, reinforcement learning, neural dynamics, neural circuits, machine learning approaches to neural data, data processing,
  • Recent Courses
    • EE 444/544 Real-Time Process & Protocols
  • Select Publications
    • Zippi EL, Shvartsman GF, Vendrell-Llopis N, Wallis JD, Carmena JM: Distinct neural representations during a brain–machine interface and manual reaching task in motor cortex, prefrontal cortex, and striatum, 1 Dec 2023, Scientific Reports
    • Vendrell-Llopis N, Fang C, Qü AJ, Costa RM, Carmena JM: Diverse operant control of different motor cortex populations during learning, 11 April 2022, Current Biology, vol. 32, p 1616-1622.
    • Vendrell-Llopis N, Yaksi E: Evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits encode category, concentration and mixtures of taste, 7 Dec 2015, Scientific Reports
    • Dreosti E, Vendrell Llopis N, Carl M, Yaksi E, Wilson SW: Left-right asymmetry is required for the habenulae to respond to both visual and olfactory stimuli. 17 Feb 2014, Current Biology, vol. 24:440-445.
    • Jetti SK, Vendrell-Llopis N, Yaksi E: Spontaneous activity governs olfactory representations in spatially organized habenular microcircuits. 17 Feb 2014, Current Biology vol. 24:434-439