Monzurul Alam, PhD

Postdoctoral research fellow
Dr. Edgerton’s Lab,
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Md. Monzurul Alam, PhD

Contact Information

Phone: +1-310-383-6950
Fax: +1-310-555-0002
Email: malam@mednet.ucla.edu
Web: www.biorehab.org

Key Research

Neurorehabilitation
Neuroprosthetics
Biomedical Devices

Monzurul Alam received his PhD in neuroprosthetics from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at Dr. Edgerton's lab, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Both his PhD and postdoctoral research have been focused on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) rehabilitation in rodent models. Electrophysiology, pharmacology and electrical stimulation are the common techniques applied.

Dr. Alam's major research interest is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying the function and the recovery after injuries of the central and peripheral nervous system. He also applies modern engineering techniques to utilize this neural system for prosthetic applications.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

2013 – Now: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California, USA.
2010 – 2013: PhD in Nueroprosthetics, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong.
2009 – 2010: Masters in Bioengineering, Unit of Visual Rehabilitation and Neuroprosthesis (UNRV), Institute of Bioengineering, University Miguel Hernandez (UMH), Spain.

PUBLICATIONS:

Book Chapters:
  1. Monzurul Alam and Jufang He (2014), “Lower-limb Neuroprostheses: Restoring walking after spinal cord injury”. Emerging Theory and Practice in Neuroprosthetics, IGI Global 2014. 153-180. Web. 3 Jul. 2014. DOI:10.4018/978-1-4666-6094-6.ch009.
  2. Monzurul Alam and Jufang He (2013), “Cortically Controlled Electrical Stimulation for Locomotion of the Spinal Cord Injured”. Converging Clinical & Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation, BIOSYSROB 1, pp. 37-41, Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_6
Journal Papers:
  1. Monzurul Alam, Xi Chen, Zicong Zhang, Yan Li and Jufang He (2014), “A brain-machine-muscle interface for restoring hindlimb locomotion after complete spinal transection in rats”, PLoS ONE 9(8): e103764. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0103764
  2. Yan Li, Monzurul Alam, Shanshan Guo, K.H. Ting, and Jufang He (2014), “Electronic bypass of spinal lesions to activate lower motor neurons directly driven by cortical neural signals”, J Neuroeng Rehab 2014, 11:107. DOI:10.1186/1743-0003-11-107
  3. Monzurul Alam, Xi Chen and Eduardo Fernandez (2013), “A low-cost multichannel wireless neural stimulation system for freely roaming animals”, J Neural Eng 2013, 10(6):066010. DOI:10.1088/1741-2560/10/6/066010
Conference Papers:
  1. Monzurul Alam, Guillermo Garcia-Alias, Hui Zhong, Roland R. Roy, and V. Reggie Edgerton “Modulating the Excitability of Neuronal Microcircuits by Epidural Stimulation in Cervical Spinal Cord of Injured Rats”, The 8th Annual Dynamics of Neural Microcircuits Symposium, May, 2014.
  2. Kin-fai Wu, Monzurul Alam, Yuan-ting Zhang “An Optimized E-textile Electrode Placement for Non-contact ECG Bed“, 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Healthcare, October 29-31, 2008.
  3. Monzurul Alam, Fazle Elahi Faisal “Self Adaptive Embedded System Design”, National Conference on Electronics, Information and Telecommunication, June 29-30, 2007.
  4. Monzurul Alam and S. M. Lutful Kabir “Three Phase Digital Electric Energy Meter”, National Conference on Electronics, Information and Telecommunication, June 29-30, 2007.
  5. Fazle Elahi Faisal and Monzurul Alam “A New Relation on Number of Iterations for Approximation Algorithm of Weighted Matching Problem”, National Conference on Electronics, Information and Telecommunication, June 29-30, 2007.