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.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1976 - 1980
    Physics, Goshen College
    1990
    Ph.D., Physiology, Northwestern University
    1984
    Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
    1980
    Bachelor of the Arts, Physics, Goshen College
    Fellowship

    Credential

    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
    2016
  • Elected president of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
    2015
  • Elected development officer of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
    2013

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)