Karen graduated with a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London. During her masters thesis, she investigated the neural mechanisms of natural speech comprehension. In this context, she used machine learning methods to analyse electroencephalogram data during an auditory task. Karen is currently reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science as an iCASE student in partnership with Magstim.
Karen’s DPhil research is focused on investigating closed-loop Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation approaches, working under the supervision of Prof. Tim Denison and Dr Jacinta O’Shea. Her work involves searching for optimal stimulation parameters for the treatment of epilepsy.
Pulse width modulation-based TMS: Primary motor cortex responses compared to conventional monophasic stimuli.
Memarian Sorkhabi M. et al, (2022), Brain Stimul
Physiologically informed neuromodulation.
Wendt K. et al, (2021), J Neurol Sci, 434
Circadian and infradian rhythms and deep brain stimulation in status epilepticus - a canine case study
Meller S. et al, (2021), EPILEPSIA, 62, 262 - 263
Comparison between the modelled response of primary motor cortex neurons to pulse-width modulated and conventional TMS stimuli.
Wendt K. et al, (2021), Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2021, 6058 - 6061
Design Analysis and Circuit Topology Optimization for Programmable Magnetic Neurostimulator.
Sorkhabi MM. et al, (2021), Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2021, 6384 - 6389