BME student, Jonathan Shute, presented his work during the opening ceremony for GSAW

Congratulations to BME Ph.D. student, Jonathan Shute, who was nominated to participate in the University of Florida Graduate Schools 1st annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) Research Day. This event is designed to celebrate and recognize outstanding research and scholarly accomplishments. 

Jonathan presented his work on “Responsive Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Tourette Syndrome” during the opening ceremony. Jonathan studies the underlying neurophysiology of Tourette Syndrome and is engineering improved therapies under the supervision of Dr. Aysegul Gunduz. Jonathan’s work has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of Tourette Syndrome in humans and move the field of deep brain stimulation clinical practice towards responsive and adaptive therapies. His oral presentation was selected to compete at the 2016 Statewide Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 22. The symposium will be held at the Holloway Touchdown Terrace (located in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium) from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The poster session will be held from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and is open to all. 

The GSAW is a time that the University of Florida acknowledges and celebrates the diversity and overall contributions of our graduate and professional students on campus and in the community. Furthermore, the GSAW is a national initiative endorsed by the National Association of Graduate and Professional students, an organization which seeks to shed light on these contributions. 

Congratulations, Jonathan!