Dr. Emily Caporello joined the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2019 and is a Program Director in the Division of Translational Research. Dr. Caporello oversees a portfolio of small business innovative research (SBIR), small business technology transfer (STTR), and BRAIN Technology Integration and Dissemination projects. Prior to NINDS, Dr. Caporello was the Vice President of Research at MindX Corporation, during which she directed research on the development and translation of brain-computer interface systems for a variety of applications. Dr. Caporello also spent four years as a Science and Engineering Technical Advisor to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO), Microsystems Technologies Office (MTO) and Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA). As a SETA she was the technical lead and key developer of multiple neuroscience programs focused on neural interfaces, brain imaging, and data analysis tools. She also co-founded a company, CleverPet, based on her postdoctoral work at USCD on automated training of complex behavior in animals. Dr. Caporello received her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, and her Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego where she performed research in cortical auditory processing and attention in songbirds.
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