Dan Moran, PhD

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dan Moran is a professor in biomedical engineering with a secondary appointments in Neurobiology and Physical Therapy at the school of medicine. His primary research involves voluntary motor control and the control signals necessary to restore movement in paralyzed individuals through implantable devices. Dr. Moran’s work draws from his background in electrical engineering, movement biomechanics, and systems neurophysiology.

Professor Moran’s research interests include voluntary motor control and neuroprostheses. He works to understand how the brain controls voluntary upper arm movements and he is also working to identify alternative control signals for brain-computer interfaces, which restores function in patients who have paralysis or neuromuscular disorders.

Prior to joining Washington University in 2001, Professor Moran studied motor systems neurophysiology as a junior and associate fellow at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California.