Medical Devices; Robotics
Dan Valsky is a PhD candidate at the Department of Neurobiology and the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine. He is doing research under the supervision of Professor Hagai Bergman from the Hebrew University and Professor Allon Guez from the Drexel University. In 1995, when he was 10 years old, he immigrated with his family to Israel from Ukraine. After high school he joined the military and served in the Israeli Intelligence Corps. From 2005 to 2010, he studied at the Ben Gurion University for a BS in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and worked at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. as a researcher for an engineering project.
In 2012, he received his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He is an active member of the Health Sciences and Academic Affiliations Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of American Associates of the Ben Gurion University. He has been promoting student exchanges, as well as scientific collaboration between faculty members of Drexel University and Ben Gurion University. His research is devoted to understanding the computational physiology and the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease. Particularly, he is interested in understanding the mechanism by which Deep Brain Stimulation alleviates the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and develop new strategies for Deep Brain Stimulation treatment of neurological disorders.