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Recent News

The research in collaboration with Dr. Ravi Hadimani at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is continuing and the research group is focusing on the therapeutic application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in treating neurological disorders.

Three teams secure research grants aimed at furthering the understanding of neuroscience and the stimulation of the brain:

  • “Measuring the Reaction of the Brain to Magnetic Stimulation” Lotfi Ben Othmane, D.C. Jiles and M.Mina

Researchers here at ISU secured funds from the ISU College of Engineering, Exploratory Research Program (ERP) to conduct research on the reaction time of the brain to magnetic stimulation.

Prof. David Jiles of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECPE) department here at Iowa State University received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in India. To learn more about the research, follow this link.


The Iowa State University Brain Initiative is a team of faculty and staff dedicated to the acceleration of state-of-the-art brain research. The initiative is a multidisciplinary effort between the College of Engineering, the College of Human Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the College of Design at ISU.

The team focuses on three research thrusts: Developing technology to treat and diagnose brain disorders, advancing neuroscience, and promoting awareness of neuroscience research. Team members have received grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense.