George McConnell

Assistant Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Building: McLean Hall

Room: 303

Phone: (201) 216-3716

Fax: (201) 216-8196

Email: gmcconne@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (2008) Georgia Institute of Technology (Bioengineering)
  • BS (2003) Drexel University (Biomedical Engineering)
  • MS (2003) Drexel University (Biomedical Engineering)
Research

Neural Engineering

Neural Interfaces

Deep Brain Stimulation

Experience

Assistant Professor (09/15-present), Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Research Scientist (07/13-08/15), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Postdoctoral Fellow (01/09-06/13), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Institutional Service
  • BME Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • BME PhD Program Committee Member
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Member
  • Academic Appeals Committee Member
  • Academic Operations and Affairs Committee Member
  • BME TT Faculty Search Committee Member
  • BME Faculty Search Committee Member
Professional Service
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience Topic Editor
Honors and Awards

Fundamental & Translational Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH Training Grant Award), 2010


Full scholarship and travel award to present at the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) Forum in Washington, DC, 2015


NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2015


Selected to Drexel Magazine’s “40 under 40” Class of 2019

Professional Societies
  • SfN – Society for Neuroscience Member
  • BMES – Biomedical Engineering Society Member
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Branfman Family Foundation Award, 2016-

Patents and Inventions

McConnell GC, Li H. “A technique to improve deep brain stimulation targeting during intraoperative microelectrode recordings”. U.S. Pat. Ser. No. 17/000,198, filed August 21, 2020.

Selected Publications
Book Chapter
  1. Li, H.; McConnell, G.; Vinjamuri, R. (2020). Deep brain stimulation for gait and postural disturbances in Parkinson's disease. Advances in Motor Neuroprostheses (pp. 101-122). New York, NY: Springer.
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-38740-2_7.
Conference Proceeding
  1. Li, H.; McConnell, G. (2019). Proceedings #8: Microstimulation evoked neuronal activity in the substantia nigra pars reticulata in anesthetized rats. Brain stimulation (2 ed., vol. 12, pp. e66-e68).
Journal Article
  1. DeAngelo, V.; Hilliard, J. D.; McConnell, G. C. (2021). Dopaminergic but not cholinergic neurodegeneration is correlated with gait disturbances in PINK1 knockout rats. Behavioural Brain Research.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166432821004630.
  2. Santaniello, S.; McConnell, G. C.; Gale, J. T.; Faghih, R. T.; Kemere, C.; Hilliard, J. D.; Han, M. (2021). Editorial: Towards the Next Generation of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapies: Technological Advancements, Computational Methods, and New Targets. Frontiers in Neuroscience (737737 ed., vol. 15).
  3. Li, H.; McConnell, G. C. (2020). Intraoperative microelectrode recordings in substantia nigra pars reticulata in anesthetized rats. Frontiers in Neuroscience (367 ed., vol. 14).
    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2020.00367/full.
Preprint
  1. DeAngelo, V. M.; Hilliard, J. D.; McConnell, G. C. (2021). Dopaminergic but not cholinergic neurodegeneration is correlated with gait disturbances in PINK1 knockout rats. bioRxiv.
    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.15.440072v1.
Courses

2020F BME 482: Engineering Physiology
2021S BME 445: Biosystems, Simulation and Control
2021S BME 503: Engineering Physiology II
2020F BME 558: Intro to Brain Machine Interfaces