Enrico Opri, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Enrico Opri received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, where he focused on closed-loop deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the improved treatment of patients affected by essential tremor and the mechanism of thalamocortical communication in motor behavior in humans. As a postdoctoral fellow, his research interest focused on engineering-guided and objective electrophysiology-based methodologies for the improvement and enhancement of DBS programming and surgical implantation in Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Published Articles or Reviews

Image-based biophysical modeling predicts cortical potentials evoked with subthalamic deep brain stimulation
B Howell, F Isbaine, JT Willie, E Opri, RE Gross, C De Hemptinne, ... Brain Stimulation 14 (3), 549-563 20 2021

Distinct roles of the human subthalamic nucleus and dorsal pallidum in Parkinson’s disease impulsivity
RS Eisinger, JN Cagle, J Alcantara, E Opri, S Cernera, A Le, EMT Ponce, ... Biological Psychiatry 3 2021

Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Medication Refractory Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease
R Molina, CJ Hass, S Cernera, K Sowalsky, AC Schmitt, J Roper, ... Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 15, 48 20 2021

Chronic embedded cortico-thalamic closed-loop deep brain stimulation for the treatment of essential tremor
E Opri, S Cernera, R Molina, RS Eisinger, JN Cagle, L Almeida, ... Science Translational Medicine 12 (572)

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