Garrett Stanley

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
McCamish Foundation Distinguished Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech & Emory University


McCamish Foundation Distinguished Chair, 2021-present

Flanagan Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2016-2020

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, 2014-
present; Associate Professor, 2008-2014

Associate Professor, Division of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 2003-2007; Assistant Professor, 1999-2003

Affiliated Faculty, Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, 1999-2007

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology, UC Berkeley, 1997-1999

Research Assistant, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley & Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF 1992-1997


Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
Major Area: Control Systems        Minor Areas: Physiology & Statistics
Non-invasive Modeling of Autonomic Nervous System Control of Cardiovascular Function Through Spectral Analysis and Maximum Likelihood Estimation

M. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1995

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992


Director of the McCamish Parkinson’s Disease Innovation Program, 2020-present
Co-Director, GT/Emory Neural Engineering Center, 2016-present
Lead PI, NIH/NIBIB Computational Neuralengineering Training Program, 2019-2024
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, GT/Emory BME, 2013-2016
Co-Director, GT/Emory NIH Computational Neuroscience Training Program, 2011-2016
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard Engineering, 2004-2005


Garrett Stanley is the McCamish Foundation Distinguished Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, Directs the McCamish Parkinson’s Disease Innovation Program, and is the Co-Director of the Georgia Tech Neural Engineering Center.  He has formal training, both at undergraduate and doctorate levels, in engineering (specifically trained in Control Theory through all of his graduate work), and has worked extensively in the field of neuroscience, specifically in sensory processing in the brain, and more specifically in vision and somatosensation (touch).  From 1999 to 2007, he was an Associate Professor in the Division of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he was the leader of the Harvard Biocontrols Laboratory. Professor Stanley is now a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory University (2008-2013 Associate Professor, 2014-present Full Professor), and leads several programmatic efforts at the interface between basic neuroscience and neurotechnology.  In terms of research, he is the leader of the Laboratory for the Control of Neural Systems.  The research of his group has been funded by the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and several private foundations. Prof. Stanley’s group routinely publishes our research in the top Neuroscience journals, along with more technical work in engineering journals. He is considered a leader in the field nationally and internationally.