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Damon G. Lamb, PhD, Inventor

Dr. Lamb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. His research has included the altered relationships between cognitive and emotional brain networks underlying emotional dysregulation associated with PTSD and mTBI; the impact of vagal nerve stimulation on neural circuits underlying memory and cognitive function; and the treatment of mild cognitive impairment with tVNS. Dr. Lamb is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Organization for Computational Neurosciences, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Physical Society. He received a BS in Computer Engineering and a BS in Math from the University of Maryland, an MS in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Neuroscience at Emory University. Dr. Lamb is a co-inventor on Evren’s licensed patent on closed loop tVNS.

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Eric Porges, PhD, Inventor

Dr. Porges is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Cognitive Aging & Memory, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, at the University of Florida. His expertise includes the effect of external autonomic nervous system stimulation, including study design and implementation employing tVNS on anxiety and sleep-related PTSD symptoms. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Research Society on Alcoholism. Dr. Porges received his BA in Cognitive Science from Hampshire College, his PhD in Integrative Neuroscience from the University of Chicago, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow focused on Aging Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Florida. Dr. Porges is a co-inventor on Evren’s licensed patent on closed loop tVNS.

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John Williamson, PhD, Invento

Dr. Williamson is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. He is the PI on grants with Dr. Lamb and Dr. Porges as Co-PIs in various PTSD studies. Dr. Williamson is a Board-Approved Candidate of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. His research interests include the efficacy of tVNS in reducing the symptoms of PTSD; tVNS improvement of sleep quality in veterans; and treatment of mild cognitive impairment with tVNS. He received his BA in Psychology from The Florida State University, a MS in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, did a Clinical Psychology Internship at the University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, received his PhD from Virginia Polytechnic, and did a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.