Gunduz named UF Research Foundation Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Aysegul Gunduz, associate professor and J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow, who has been named a UF Research Foundation Professor for 2019-2022.

The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members with a “distinguished current record of research”, in recognition of “recent contributions and to provide incentives for continued excellence in research.” Professor Gunduz was one of thirty-four recipients at the University of Florida.

Gunduz and her team in the Brain Mapping Laboratory aim to translate neural biomarkers of disease into clinical diagnostic and the therapeutic systems to improve the quality of life of those suffering from neurological disorders. Working with patients who undergo surgical treatment allows her team to capture the electrical patterns of the human brain and the data is converted into a visual brain map. Gunduz and her team analyze the data to help patients with epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.