Timothy Harris Lucas

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Translational Neuromodulation Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Center for Neuroengineering & Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street
3rd Floor Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-0578
Fax: 215-349-5534
Lab: 215-746-1336
Graduate Group Affiliations
B.S. (Neurobiological Sciences & Psychobiology)
University of Florida, 1996.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Florida, 2001.
Ph.D. (Physiology & Biophysics)
University of Washington, 2009.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Translational neuromodulation,
Brain-computer interface,
Motor systems neuroprosthesis,
Sensory systems neuroprosthesis,
Voluntary movement,
Implantable computer systems

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

Lucas, T. H., Silbergeld, D. L.: Temporal Lobe Resection for Epilepsy. Epilepsy Surgery: Principles and Contraversies. Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2005.

Lucas, T. H., McKhann, G. M., Ojemann, G. A.: Functional separation of languages in the bilingual brain: electrical stimulation langauge mapping in 25 bilinguals compared to 117 monolingual controls. Journal of Neurosurgery 101: 449-457, 2004.

Jackson, A., Moritz, C. T., Mavoori, J., Lucas, T. H., Fetz, E. E.: The Neurochip BCI: towards a neural prosthesis for upper limb function. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 14(2): 187-90, 2006.

Lucas, T. H., Drane, D. L., Dodrill, C. B., Ojemann, G. A.: Speech localization in patients with preoperative language deficits: A stimulation mapping investigation. Neurosurgery 63(3): 487-497, 2008.

Moritz, C. T., Lucas, T. H., Perlmutter, S. I., Fetz, E. E.: Forelimb movements and muscle responses evoked by microstimulation of cervical spinal cord in sedated monkeys. J Neurophysiol 97(1): 110-20, 2007.

Tempkin, N., Anderson, G. D., Winn, H. R., Ellenbogen, R. G., Britz, G. W., Schuster, J., Lucas, T. H., Newell, D. W., Mansfield, P. N., Machamer, J. E., Barber, J., Dickmen, S. S.: Magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection after traumatic brain injury: A randomized trial. Lancet Neurol 6(1): 29-38, 2007.

Lucas, T. H.: Brain computer interfaces on the neurosurgery event horizon. CNS Congress Quarterly Spring: 18-19, 2011.

Lucas, T. H., Ellenbogen, R. G.: Approaches to the Ventricular Tumors. Neurosurgery Quarterly 21(1): 50-9, 2011.

Ellenbogen, R. G., Lucas, T. H.: Brain-computer interface: the future is here. Neurosurgery 58(6): N6, 2006.

Morton, R., Lucas, T. H., Ko, A., Browd, S. R., Ellenbogen, R. G., Chesnut, R. M.: Intracerebral Abscess Associated with the Camino(R) Intracranial Pressure Monitor: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Neurosurgery 71(1), 2011.

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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