Ann C. Vanleer
PhD Candidate
Translational Neuroengineering Lab

240 S. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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    M.S.E.E. University of Washington, 1997
    B.S. United States Naval Academy, 1996

I am currently a fifth year PhD student in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Following my Masters Thesis in 1997, I spent my early career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. I served as 1st LT, then as Navigator aboard the USS COLE (DDG-67), an Arleigh Burke class destroyer. Upon completing my sea tour, I returned to the Naval Academy and served as a Control Systems and Electrical Engineering Instructor. Exiting the Navy in 2004, I joined the faculty at the Key School in Annapolis, MD as a Math teacher. I later returned to the Naval Academy to instruct and to develop curriculum highlighting the intersection between current Naval Systems and undergraduate engineering fundamentals. In 2008, I decided to return to graduate school in order to pursue a PhD.
With my background in Electrical and Control Systems Engineering, I am interested in adapting classical concepts from control theory to the problem of seizure suppression in patients with medically refractory epilepsy.
J Viventi, ... A Vanleer, et al. Flexible, foldable, actively multiplexed, high-density electrode array for mapping brain activity in vivo. Nature Neuroscience, 14(12): 1599-1605, 2011
A Chamberlain, J Viventi, J Blanco, B Litt. Millimeter-scale epileptiform spike patterns and their relationship to seizures. Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), 2011
G Kamimori, ... A Chamberlain, et al. Dose-dependent caffeine pharmacokinetics during severe sleep deprivation in humans. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 3(3): 182-186, 1995