David Escobar, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

David is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Neurology Department and a recipient of the 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuromodulation awarded by the Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and Innovation Economy (MnDRIVE) initiative. He is interested in translating neuro-engineering research into clinical practice with the primary goal of making an impact on people who suffer from brain conditions. His research focuses on understanding how the dynamics of brain circuits change in Parkinson’s disease, how deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies restore function in these circuits, and how to increase the efficacy of DBS via real-time measurements of brain activity and feedback control.


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
2012 – 2015


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Master of Science (MS), Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
2010 – 2012

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Engineer's Degree, Mechatronics
2003 – 2008

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