Andrew J. Fuglevand, PhD

Professor, Physiology
Associate Professor, Evelyn F McKnight Brain Institute
Professor Neuroscience
Professor Neuroscience - GIDP
Professor Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Professor Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests

The goal of our work is to understand how the mammalian nervous system controls muscles to produce coordinated movements. We use various approaches in this work, including computer modeling, recording, and stimulation of motor units, muscle, and motor cortex. We use humans, non-human primates, and rodents as experimental subjects. Our experiments address a range of topics from those related to how individual motor neurons integrate synaptic information to those associated with the development of new methods to restore movement and sensation in paralyzed individuals.


  • 1980 BS - Montana State University
  • 1983 MS - University of Washington
  • 1989 PhD - University of Waterloo
  • 1992 Post-doctoral - University of Arizona
  • 1996 Post-doctoral Neurophysiology - Yale University
Publication Highlights

Anne B Martin, Michael A Cardenas, Rose K Andersen, Archer I Bowman, Elizabeth A Hillier, Sliman Bensmaia, Andrew J Fuglevand, Katalin M Gothard. A context-dependent switch from sensing to feeling in the primate amygdala. Cell Rep. 2023 Feb 28;42(2):112056. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112056.

Brady A Hasse, Drew E G Sheets, Nicole L Holly, Katalin M Gothard, Andrew J Fuglevand. Restoration of complex movement in the paralyzed upper limb. J Neural Eng. 2022 Jul 1;19(4):10.1088/1741-2552/ac7ad7. doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ac7ad7.

Nicole L Holly, Brady A Hasse, Katalin M Gothard, Andrew J Fuglevand. Large-scale intramuscular electrode system for chronic electromyography and functional electrical stimulation. J Neurophysiol. 2022 Oct 1;128(4):1011-1024. doi: 10.1152/jn.00325.2022. Epub 2022 Sep 21.