Garrett Stanley, PhD

Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University

Executive Committee Member

Innovations for Neural Technology and Engineered Neural Therapies (INTENT)

Phone: 404-385-5037

Fax: 404-385-5044


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Georgia Institute of Technology

313 Ferst Drive
UA Whitaker Building, Room 3208

Atlanta, GA 30332-0535


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
  • B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992


My laboratory conducts research into how information about the outside world is encoded by the patterns of spiking neurons in the sensory pathways of the brain. We combine experimental and computational approaches to better understand and control aspects of the neural code. Specifically, we focus on the visual and somatosensory pathways at the junction between the sensory periphery and sensory cortex. Our experimental approaches include multi-site, mutli-electrode recording, optical imaging, behavior, and patterned stimulation. Our computational approaches include linear and nonlinear model estimation, information theory, observer analysis, and signal detection and discrimination. Our long-term goal is to provide surrogate control for circuits involved in sensory signaling, for pathways injured through trauma or disease.