Karen Moxon, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of neuroengineering and studies the implementation of brain-machine interfaces for those with paraplegia and epilepsy. Moxon recently moved from Drexel University to the University of California at Davis. She received her BS from the University of Michigan in chemical engineering and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in aerospace engineering. Her research examines how neuronal circuits encode information and the impact of injury and disease on neural encoding. She has developed new technologies to further this area of research, obtaining three patents with three patents pending. She is an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.