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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Barry Trimmer

Adjunct Professor
Henry Bromfield Pearson Professor of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology
Director, Neuromechanics and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory
Neuromechanics and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory

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Barry Trimmer

Adjunct Professor
Henry Bromfield Pearson Professor of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology
Director, Neuromechanics and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory
Neuromechanics and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory

Phone 617-627-3924
200 Boston Ave., Suite 2600
Medford, MA 02155
Research: 
Central processing of sensory information by receptors, second messengers and synaptic networks in an insect model system, the neural control of soft-bodied locomotion
Biography: 

Dr. Trimmer is interested in the control of locomotion and the neural processes that organize sensory and motor information. He is the head of two integrated research labs — the Neuromechanics Laboratory uses an insect (the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta) as its primary model system because it has a brain with fewer neurons, many of which can be identified and kept alive outside the animal. The Biomimetic Devices Laboratory focuses on applying biological principles in the design, fabrication and control of new types of machines, including soft robots.

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England

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