Timothy H Lucas Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department: Neurosurgery
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street
3rd Floor Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-0578
Fax: 215-349-5534
Lab: 215-746-1336
B.S. (Neurobiological Sciences & Psychobiology)
University of Florida, 1996.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Florida, 2001.
Ph.D. (Physiology & Biophysics)
University of Washington, 2009.
MHCI (Health Care Innovation, Public Health and Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
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Description of Research Expertise

Brain-machine interface / Brain-computer interface
Motor Cortex Functional Organization
Voluntary Movement
Speech and Language Organization
Cortical Plasticity
Basal Ganglia - Cortical Interactions
Cortical/Basal Ganglia Stimulation
Cortical Spike and Local Field Recording
Basal Ganglia Spike and Local Field Recording
Spinal Cord Stimulation and Mapping

Selected Publications

Chen H and TH Lucas: Advances in DBS surgery. Advances in Functional Neurosurgery, Thieme. Anderson, W (eds.). Thieme, 1(1), 6 2018.

Buch V, C Brandon, A Khambhati, A Richardson, BS Bassett, TH Lucas: "Increased dynamic modularity of the fronto-temporo-limbic network precedes enhanced task performance". American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Ghenbot Y, A Richardson, X Liu, H Hao, S DeLuccia, G Boyek, J Van der Spiegel, TH Lucas: "Augmenting perception through electrical stimulation of adult somatosensory cortex" Association for Clinical and Translational Science, Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Mallela A, K Abdullah, AG Richardson, TH Lucas: Topical Vancomycin Reduces Surgical-Site Infections After Craniotomy: A Prospective, Controlled Study. Neurosurgery Dec 2017 Notes: [Epub Ahead of Print]

Richardson AG, X Liu, PK Weigand, ED Hudgins, JM Stein, S Das, A Proekt, MB Kelz, M Zhang, J Van der Spiegel: Hippocampal gamma slow oscillation coupling in macaques during sedation and sleep. Hippocampus 27(11): 1125-39, Nov 2017.

Lucas TH, X Liu, M Zhang, S Sritharan, I Planell, Y Ghenbot, S Torres, C Brandon, J Van der Spiegel, AG Richardson: Strategies for autonomous sensor-brain interfaces for closed loop sensory reanimation of paralyzed limbs. Neurosurgery 64(CN_Suppl_1)): 11-20, Sep 2017.

Ung H, B Litt, A Nanivadekar, C Cazares, L Kini, J Wagenaar, D Becker, M Kahana, TH Lucas, G Baltuch, M Sperling, A Sharan, K Davis: Interictal epileptiform activity outside the seizure onset zone impacts cognition. Brain 140(8): 2157-2168, Aug 2017.

Ezzyat Y, JF Burke, DF Levy, A Lyalenko, MR Sperling, AD Sharan, GA Worrell, MT Kucewicz, BC Jobst, KA Davis, TH Lucas, RE Gross, BC Lega, JM Stein, S Das, R Gorniak, DS Rizzuto, MJ Kahana: Direct Brain Stimulation Modulates Encoding States and Memory Performance in Humans. Current Biology 27(9): 1251-8, May 2017.

Attiah M, J De Vries, AG Richardson, TH Lucas: A rodent model of dynamic facial reanimation using functional electrical stimulation. Frontiers in Neuroscience 11: 193, Apr 2017 Notes: eCollection 2017.

Abdullah KG, Y Li, N Nayak, J Thawani, R Balu, TH Lucas: Long term utility and complication profile of open craniotomy for biopsy in patients with idiopathic encephalitis. J Clinical Neuroscience 37: 69-72, Mar 2017.

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Last updated: 01/19/2018
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