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Jan  Kubanek

Phone: 314-552-1169
Office: Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building, Room 4515

Jan Kubanek

Assistant Professor
National Institutes of Health K99/R00 Award
Washington University (Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience)
Stanford University (Postdoctoral research)


Noninvasive and targeted treatments of brain disorders

Current Research

My lab develops noninvasive tools to diagnose and treat the neural circuits involved in brain disorders.
This work will enable us to move beyond prescribing drugs such as opioids, and provide effective and lasting treatments tailored to each individual.

Selected Publications

Kubanek J, Shukla P, Das A, Baccus SA, Goodman MB, Ultrasound Elicits Behavioral Responses through Mechanical Effects on Neurons and Ion Channels in a Simple Nervous System. J Neurosci 2018 Mar 21;38(12):3081-3091

Kubanek J, Neuromodulation with transcranial focused ultrasound. Neurosurg Focus 2018 Feb;44(2):E14

Kubanek J, Optimal decision making and matching are tied through diminishing returns. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2017 Aug 8;114(32):8499-8504

Kubanek J, Snyder LH, Reward Size Informs Repeat-Switch Decisions and Strongly Modulates the Activity of Neurons in Parietal Cortex. Cereb Cortex 2017 Jan 1;27(1):447-459

Kubanek J, Shi J, Marsh J, Chen D, Deng C, Cui J, Ultrasound modulates ion channel currents. Sci Rep 2016 Apr 26;6:24170

Kubanek J, Snyder LH, Abrams RA, Reward and punishment act as distinct factors in guiding behavior. Cognition 2015 Jun;139:154-67

Kubanek J, Mooshagian E, Cognitive and action-based aspects of developing decisions in parietal cortex. J Neurosci 2015 Jun 3;35(22):8382-3

Kubanek J, Li JM, Snyder LH, Motor role of parietal cortex in a monkey model of hemispatial neglect. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015 Apr 21;112(16):E2067-72

Kubanek J, Schalk G, NeuralAct: A Tool to Visualize Electrocortical (ECoG) Activity on a Three-Dimensional Model of the Cortex. Neuroinformatics 2015 Apr;13(2):167-74

Kubanek J, Snyder LH, Reward-based decision signals in parietal cortex are partially embodied. J Neurosci 2015 Mar 25;35(12):4869-81

Kubanek J, Hill NJ, Snyder LH, Schalk G, Cortical alpha activity predicts the confidence in an impending action. Front Neurosci 2015;9:243

Kubanek J, Snyder LH, Matching Behavior as a Tradeoff Between Reward Maximization and Demands on Neural Computation. F1000Res 2015;4:147

Kubanek J, Snyder LH, Brunton BW, Brody CD, Schalk G, A low-frequency oscillatory neural signal in humans encodes a developing decision variable. Neuroimage 2013 Dec;83:795-808

Kubanek J, Wang C, Snyder LH, Neuronal responses to target onset in oculomotor and somatomotor parietal circuits differ markedly in a choice task. J Neurophysiol 2013 Nov;110(10):2247-56

Kubanek J, Brunner P, Gunduz A, Poeppel D, Schalk G, The tracking of speech envelope in the human cortex. PLoS One 2013;8(1):e53398

Kubanek J, Kaplan DM, Evidence for a decision variable in the human motor system. J Neurosci 2012 Jun 13;32(24):8110-1

Kubánek J, Miller KJ, Ojemann JG, Wolpaw JR, Schalk G, Decoding flexion of individual fingers using electrocorticographic signals in humans. J Neural Eng 2009 Dec;6(6):066001

Schalk G, Kubánek J, Miller KJ, Anderson NR, Leuthardt EC, Ojemann JG, Limbrick D, Moran D, Gerhardt LA, Wolpaw JR, Decoding two-dimensional movement trajectories using electrocorticographic signals in humans. J Neural Eng 2007 Sep;4(3):264-75