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Douglas (Doug) Weber

Associate Professor of Bioengineering at University of Pittsburgh and former DARPA Program Manager in Biological Technologies Office.

Douglas Weber, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and he holds secondary appointments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrical Engineering. He is also a faculty member in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He established the Rehab Neural Engineering Lab in 2005 when he joined the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Weber recently completed a 4-year term (2013-2017) as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Weber was a founding member of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office, where he created and managed a portfolio of neurotechnology research programs to support the White House BRAIN initiative, launched by President Obama in 2013. Dr. Weber created DARPA’s HAPTIX, ElectRx, and TNT programs, which are developing implantable, injectable, and wearable neurotechnologies that restore natural motor and sensory functions for amputees, enable novel and drug-free therapies for treating inflammatory disease and mental health disorders, and promote plasticity in the brain to enhance learning of complex cognitive skills.

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Douglas (Doug) Weber News

ElectRx program supports self-healing of body and mind

DARPA - 05-Oct-2015

Goal is a closed-loop system that treats diseases by modulating the activity of peripheral nerves...