Joana Neto, a biomedical engineer, with experience in different projects has been assembling knowledge and insight from a wide range of disciplines - Materials Science, Neuroscience, Micro and Nanotechnology, and (bio)Sensors.
Over her scientific carer, she has worked at CENIMAT/I3N, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown and Sainsbury Wellcome Centre. She is author of 10 publications, H-index=8 with 346 citations. She has experience teaching and supervising students, leading projects and collaborating with scientists from different fields.
Her research has focused on extracellular recording, the oldest technique used to measure brain activity. Many questions about the nature of the detected signal and the limitations/capabilities of this technique remain unanswered. The aim of her work is to answer some of these questions in order to understand and achieve the full potential of neural probes used for large-scale, high-density extracellular recordings.
More than ever, tech giants (Facebook and Neuralink by Ellon Musk) are starting to recognize the impact that brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) can have in the near future, and extracellular recordings constitutes the technology behind most BMIs. Having the power of building and validating tools that can help neuroscientists to understand ‘how the brain works’ and the development of BMIs, have attracted Joana pursuing a research career in the field of interfacing technology with the brain.
Here you can find an up to date publication list as well as a brief description of her projects.