Nathan Crone, M.D. joins ICM Core Faculty


Nathan Crone, M.D., professor of neurology at the School of Medicine, director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology and Brain-Machine Interface Laboratory and co-director of The Epilepsy Fellowship Program, has accepted the invitation to join the Institute for Computational Medicine as a core faculty member.

Dr. Crone is an epileptologist and clinical neurophysiologist with over 20 years of experience in the management of drug-resistant epilepsy through surgery, electroencephalography (EEG), and intraoperative monitoring. Dr. Cone’s research focuses on human functional brain mapping through signal analysis of intracranial EEG and direct cortical stimulation to distinguish cortical networks supporting normal cognitive function vs. cortical networks responsible for seizure onset and propagation. In the area of functional mapping, Dr. Crone’s research has developed advanced signal analysis algorithms for studying the spatial-temporal dynamics of cortical networks involved during a variety of behavioral tasks.

In 2015 Dr. Crone and fellow Hopkins professor of neurology, Gregory Krauss, M.D. embraced wearable technology as a mode of epileptic seizure monitoring and data gathering. The researchers launched EpiWatch, an app for the Apple Watch, with the aim to identify triggers of epileptic seizures and to advance research in the management of epilepsy and seizure prediction.

In addition to epilepsy research, Dr. Crone’s Cognitive Neurophysiology and Brain-Machine Interface Laboratory includes projects on language connectivity such as fine temporal dynamics in word production, and brain-machine interface research such as movement-related neural activity to control prosthetic limb joints.

Dr. Crone has over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters and proceeding publications.

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