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My work is broadly focussed on using cutting edge neural recording techniques to find ways to improve the efficacy of neural prostheses. I head the Neurobionics Laboratory at Monash University (https://www.monash.edu/neurobionics).

I received my PhD for work towards the design and development of a vision prosthetic microchip and novel electrode organizations for current focusing from the University of New South Wales in 2009.

For my postdoctoral work, I joined the Center for Neural Science at New York University studying the role of spike-LFP interactions in the Posterior Parietal Cortex on movement planning, as well as developing a Brain Machine Interface for high-dimensional upper limb control.

After that I was part of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department at the University of Melbourne and National Vision Research Institute working on the development of neural prostheses and the understanding of neural circuit dynamics.


Research interests

  • In Biomedical Engineering: Brain Machine Interfaces for upper limb movement control, visual cortex and retinal stimulation studies to improve efficacy (Bionic vision), improved cochlear implant fitting techniques, new electrode technologies such as stentrodes and the use of local field potentials to improve neural prostheses.
  • In Neuroscience: spike-LFP coding, movement planning and decision making.

For more information on the lab please see: www.monash.edu/neurobionics

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University

Biomedical Engineering, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Biomedical Engineering, PhD, University of New South Wales

External positions

Bionics Institute

Research area keywords

  • Brain Machine Interfaces
  • Cortical vision prostheses
  • Cochlear implants
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Local field potential
  • Spike-LFP interactions
  • Neural prostheses
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Research Output

Excitatory/inhibitory responses shape coherent neuronal dynamics driven by optogenetic stimulation in the primate brain

Shewcraft, R. A., Dean, H. L., Fabiszak, M. M., Hagan, M. A., Wong, Y. T. & Pesaran, B., 4 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 40, 10, p. 2056-2068 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Wide dipole antennas for wireless powering of miniaturised bioelectronic devices

Aldaoud, A., Lui, S., Keng, K. S., Moshfegh, S., Soto-Breceda, A., Tong, W., Redoute, J-M., Garrett, D. J., Wong, Y. T. & Prawer, S., Feb 2020, In : Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research. 27, 8 p., 100311.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

CMOS stimulating chips capable of wirelessly driving 473 electrodes for a cortical vision prosthesis

Wong, Y. T., Feleppa, T., Mohan, A., Browne, D., Szlawski, J., Rosenfeld, J. V. & Lowery, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Neural Engineering. 16, 2, 14 p., 026025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of a minimally invasive endovascular neural interface for decoding motor activity

Forsyth, I. A., Dunston, M., Lombardi, G., Rind, G. S., Ronayne, S., Wong, Y. T., May, C. N., Grayden, D. B., Oxley, T., Opie, N. & John, S. E., 2019, 9th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering. Maharbiz, M. & Chestek, C. (eds.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 750-753 4 p. (International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Fully objective hearing threshold estimation in cochlear implant users using phase-locking value growth functions

Mao, D., Innes-Brown, H., Petoe, M. A., Wong, Y. T. & McKay, C. M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Hearing Research. 377, p. 24-33 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review