The unifying theme of Dr. Bonmassar’s academic career has been the basic science development and pre-clinical testing of novel methods for performing MRI/CT compatible neuro-electrophysiological measurements and stimulations. Specifically, his major goals have been both to improve the healthcare of patients with neural implants and to better understand human brain function using data from multiple varied biomedical monitoring technologies, such as functional MRI (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).


PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Select Publications

1. Ekstrom LB, Roelfsema PR, Arsenault JT, Bonmassar G, Vanduffel W. Bottom-up dependent gating of frontal signals in early visual cortex. Science. 2008;321(5887):414-7.

2. Bonmassar G, Lee SW, Freeman DK, Polasek M, Fried SI, Gale JT. Microscopic magnetic stimulation of neural tissue. Nat Commun. 2012;3:921.

3. Serano P, Angelone LM, Katnani H, Eskandar E, Bonmassar G. A novel brain stimulation technology provides compatibility with MRI. Sci Rep. 2015;5:9805.


2005: PCT/US2005/042401 Apparatuses and Methods For Electrophysiological Signal Delivery and Recording During MRI

2013: PCT/US2013/053959 System and Method Employing the Stochastic Gabor Function and Dual Energy Pulses for Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy

2019: 14/850,229 MRI Compatible Leads For A Deep Brain