Carnegie Mellon University

Pulkit Grover

November 18, 2019

Pulkit Grover's Brain Tsunami Project Featured on Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

Pulkit Grover, Associate Professor of Electrical and Chemical Engineering and Neuroscience Institute faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, was interviewed by Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance about his research on Cortical Spreading Depolarizations (CSD) or Brain Tsunamis. 

"The last decade of research has established that Cortical Spreading Depolarizations (CSDs), or “Brain Tsunamis,” play an important role in many disorders, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, hemorrhage, and migraine, that collectively affect more than a billion people worldwide and are major causes of death and disability. CSDs are waves of neurochemical changes that propagate across the brain surface and are thought to mediate secondary brain damage following an injury or event. Pulkit Grover, PhD, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, leads a team developing algorithms and techniques to non-invasively suppress CSDs by using online detection and ensuing stimulation.

Read the interview