Dr Pouratian is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and affiliated faculty in Bioengineering and Neuroscience at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He serves as the Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs and chief of the division of functional neurosurgery. His clinical practice includes neuromodulation, radiosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and neuro-oncology. As a neurosurgeon, neuroscientist, and bioengineer, he has the unique perspective and training to integrate these fields and take advantages of the unparalleled opportunities presented by neurosurgery to study human brain function and design novel neurotechnologies. His current focus is understanding the network basis of disease and neuromodulatory therapies and designing novel network-based interventions to address neurological and psychiatric disease. His work currently focuses on Parkinson disease, chronic pain, depression, blindness and neuroethics, supported by several NIH grants. Finally, he is passionate about training the next generation of neurosurgeons and neuroengineers, serving as the principal investigator of the UCLA Training in NeuroTechnology Translation program.