Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Associate Member, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT
Polina Anikeeva received her BS in Physics from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. She completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford, where she created devices for optical stimulation and recording from brain circuits. She is currently a Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and is an Associate Member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. Polina also serves as an Associate Director for the Research Laboratory of Electronics. Her lab focuses on the development of flexible and minimally invasive materials and devices for neural recording, stimulation, and repair. Polina is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, the TR35, and Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise.