Interests: neuroprosthetics, sensorimotor neurophysiology, microstimulation, functional electrical stimulation, spinal cord injury, bladder dysfunction

Robert Gaunt, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Gaunt received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta (Edmonton AB, Canada) in 2008 where he trained with Dr. Arthur Prochazka, and received his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Weber at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Gaunt’s primary research interests are in the area of sensorimotor control and the development of neuroprosthetic devices.  He has worked on developing methods to restore and improve bladder function using electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves and on interfaces with the dorsal root ganglia to monitor natural sensory activity and generate artificial sensations.  These technologies will enable advanced neuroprosthetic devices with sensory capabilities.

Dr. Gaunt’s publications

More information about Dr. Gaunt's research is available at the RNEL website.