Krishna Shenoy Obituary, Death – Krishna Shenoy, 54, an American neuroscientist and neuroengineer has passed away after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientist and Stanford University’s Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim (endowed chair) Professor (HHMI). He co-directs the Neural Prosthetics Translational Lab with Prof Jaimie Henderson, MD. He was in charge of the Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory. He belonged to the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute as well as the Bio-X Institute. Shenoy’s scientific interests include motor and computational neuroscience, neuroengineering, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), and neurotechnology. He has over 140 journal articles to his credit.
In addition, he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator (HHMI). Prof. Shenoy holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine (1987-1990), a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1990-1995), was a postdoctoral fellow in Neurobiology at Caltech (1995-2001), and has been on faculty at Stanford since then (Assistant Prof. 2001-2008, Associate Prof. 2008-2012, Full Prof. 2012-2017, HHMI Investigator 2015 to present (and at least 2028), Endowed Chair 2017 to present). Prof. Shenoy is the director of the Stanford Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab (basic neuroscience and engineering) and the co-director of the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (clinical trials), both of which aim to help paralyzed patients regain motor function.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences, Sloan Fellow, McKnight Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award, NIH EUREKA Award, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, 2010 Stanford University Postdoc Mentoring Award, election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, and Carnegie Mendelssohn Foundation Andrew Carnegie Mind and Brain Prize He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and an IEEE Fellow in 2022. Prof. Shenoy is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards (SABs) of The University of Washington’s Center for Neurotechnology (an NSF Engineering Research Center), MIND-X Inc., Inscopix Inc., and Heal Inc., as well as CTRL-Labs and the Founding SAB, which was acquired by Reality Labs, Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook), and Neuralink Corp. in 2019.
Among the honors and awards hehas received are the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences, the Sloan Fellowship, the McKnight Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award, and the NIH EUREKA Award. In addition to the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, he received the Stanford University Postdoc Mentoring Award in 2010, election to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, and the Carnegie Mellon University Andrew Carnegie Mind and Brain Prize in 2018.