Lauren and Lee Fixel Foundation Establish the Fixel Brain Mapping Professorship
Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., an associate professor in University of Florida’s J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, was named the inaugural Fixel Brain Mapping Professor.
The Lauren and Lee Fixel Foundation established the professorship with a $1 million gift to support a faculty member focused on brain mapping and neuromodulation, which uses neuroimaging and neurophysiology techniques to better understand the structure and function of the human brain to advance both research and patient care.
“Being selected for this professorship is an honor. I am grateful to Drs. Okun and Foote and the entire team at the Norman Fixel Institute for always giving me a voice and seat at the table,” said Gunduz, principal investigator of the UF Brain Mapping Laboratory. “This professorship will allow further discoveries in our effort to develop smarter therapeutic tools to combat neurological diseases like Parkinson’s.”Learn more about Lauren and Lee Fixel Foundation Establish the Fixel Brain Mapping Professorship.