Lee Miller

Lee Miller, PhD

Research Scientist
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, PM&R and Physiology (NU)
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About Me

Dr. Miller is a neuroscientist who studies the use of a neurally controlled implantable functional electrical stimulation (FES) prosthesis to regain upper extremity function in spinal cord injury.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1976 - 1980
    Physics, Goshen College
    Ph.D., Physiology, Northwestern University
    Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
    Bachelor of the Arts, Physics, Goshen College


    1992 - 1993
    Research Associate, Physiology Department, Northwestern University
    1990 - 1992
    Post-Doctoral Research, Department of Biophysics and Medical Physics, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Recent Publications

Premotor and Motor Cortices Encode Reward.
Ramkumar P, Dekleva B, Cooler S, Miller L, Kording K
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160851
Uncertainty leads to persistent effects on reach representations in dorsal premotor cortex.
Dekleva BM, Ramkumar P, Wanda PA, Kording KP, Miller LE
pii: e14316. doi: 10.7554/eLife.14316
Adaptive neuron-to-EMG decoder training for FES neuroprostheses.
Ethier C, Acuna D, Solla SA, Miller LE
doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/13/4/046009

Honors & Awards

  • Elected fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Elected president of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
  • Elected development officer of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement

Limb & Motor Control Lab

We are working to understand the nature of the somatosensory and motor signals within the brain that control our movements.

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Work History

  • 2009
    Professor, Physiology, PM&R, Biomedical Engineering (NU)
  • 2008
    Associate Professor, PM&R, (NU)
  • 2006
    Affiliated faculty member, Biomedical Engineering Dept. (NU)
  • 2003
    Associate Professor (tenured), Physiology Department (NU)
  • 2002 - 2007
    Appointed to the faculty of the NU IGERT program in the Dynamics of Complex Systems
  • 1999
    Appointed to the Graduate School
  • 1997
    Appointed to the faculty of the Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience
  • 1995 - 2003
    Assistant Professor, Physiology Department (NU)
  • 1993 - 1995
    Research Assistant Professor, Physiology Department (NU)