Tory received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami in 2017, and she completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Physiology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the Spring of 2023. During her thesis project under the supervision of Greg Worrell, M.D., Ph.D., she used cloud-integrated, patient-implanted systems to develop and deploy compact, real-time seizure detection algorithms for ambulatory humans. Leveraging the need to work with patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, she added a verbal memory task to tablets paired with patients’ implanted DBS systems and investigated the effects of therapeutic stimulation on memory in people with epilepsy. Additionally, she completed two summer internships at Medtronic, Inc., developing a bench-top set-up for capturing and cataloging stimulation artifacts.
Tory joined the Denison Group in June of 2023 as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Neurotechnology. Her current research focuses on treating disorders of consciousness, especially improving the usability and utility of chronic stimulation paradigms.
Marks VS Richner TJ Gregg NM Sladky V Dolezal J Kremen V Worrell G Kucewicz MT
Deep Brain Stimulation of Anterior Nuclei of the Thalamus and Hippocampal Seizure Rate Modulate Verbal Memory Performance
2022. IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (eIT), Mankato, MN, USA. 1-4
Sladky V Nejedly P Mivalt F Brinkmann B Kim I St Louis EK Gregg NM Lundstrom BN Crowe CM Attia TP Crepeau D Balzekas I Marks VS Wheeler LP Cimbalnik J Cook M Janca R Sturges BK Leyde K Miller KJ Van Gompel J Denison T Worrell G Kremen V
Distributed brain co-processor for tracking spikes, seizures and behaviour during electrical brain stimulation.
2022. Brain Commun, 4(3):fcac115. Free Full Text at Europe PMC PMC9217965
Marks VS Saboo KV Topçu Ç Lech M Thayib TP Nejedly P Kremen V Worrell G Kucewicz MT
Independent dynamics of low, intermediate, and high frequency spectral intracranial EEG activities during human memory formation.
2021. Neuroimage, 245:118637.
Gregg NM Marks VS Sladky V Lundstrom BN Klassen B Messina SA Brinkmann B Miller KJ Van Gompel J Kremen V Worrell G
Anterior nucleus of the thalamus seizure detection in ambulatory humans.
2021. Epilepsia, 62(10)e158-e164. Free Full Text at Europe PMC PMC10122837