Justin Sanchez was named Director of BTO in
May 2016, after serving as Acting Deputy Director since December 2015. He
joined DARPA as a Program Manager in 2013 to explore neurotechnology, brain
science and systems neurobiology.
Before coming to DARPA, Dr. Sanchez was an
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience at the
University of Miami, and a faculty member of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
He directed the Neuroprosthetics Research Group, where he oversaw development
of neural-interface medical treatments and neurotechnology for treating
paralysis and stroke, and for deep brain stimulation for movement disorders,
Tourette’s syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.