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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Feb 19, 2023

Are you ready for a journey deep into the mysterious world of the brain? In this episode of Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible, we're joined by the one and only Catherine Lapp, Director of Neuroscience at Nexstim. She's our guide to the exciting and groundbreaking world of navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS).

Catherine navigates us through the intricacies of nTMS, a cutting-edge technique transforming brain health by improving clinical outcomes in depression treatment and brain surgery. She explains the science behind nTMS in a way that's easy to understand and shows us the amazing potential this technique has to offer those in need.

But it's not all just science and technology - Catherine also shares her personal experiences and career advice for those interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. Her passion and enthusiasm for the work she does is infectious, and she'll leave you feeling inspired and motivated to pursue your own dreams and make a difference in the world of brain health. So come along and explore the power of nTMS with us - you won't want to miss this incredible episode!

About the Podcast Guest:

Catherine Lapp is the Director of Neuroscience at Nexstim, a Finnish medical technology company revolutionizing the world of brain health. With her cutting-edge work on navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS), Catherine is helping to develop personalized and effective diagnostics and therapies for challenging brain diseases and disorders.

Nexstim's nTMS technology uses highly sophisticated 3D navigation to provide accurate and personalized targeting of the TMS to the specific area of the brain. This non-invasive brain stimulation technology is at the forefront of pre-surgical mapping for the speech and motor cortices of the brain and is an FDA-cleared and CE-marked navigated TMS system for this purpose. Additionally, the Navigated Brain Therapy (NBT®) system, which is FDA-cleared for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in the United States, is another innovation that Catherine has played an integral role in.

With Catherine's leadership, Nexstim is making major strides in improving the outcomes of depression treatment and brain surgery. Her passion and expertise in neuroscience and neurotechnologies are second to none, making her a top voice in the field.

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About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at

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