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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Feb 26, 2023

Are you interested in neuroengineering and making a meaningful impact on society? Tune in to our latest episode featuring Giacomo Valle, a pioneering intracortical brain-computer interface (BCI) researcher at BensmaiaLab, Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Giacomo is also a successful entrepreneur in the field of neuroprosthetics. He uses advanced neuroengineering techniques to create bionic limbs that can provide real sensory feedback to their users, allowing amputees to feel the object they are touching.

Giacomo shares his journey to becoming a leader in neuroengineering and offers advice to those interested in pursuing a career in this field. He also discusses the innovative technology his team uses at their MyLeg start-up to help amputees regain a sense of touch.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the groundbreaking work being done in translational neuroengineering. You'll get an inside look into the incredible efforts being made to change the lives of amputees across the globe. Additionally, Giacomo shares what he looks for in his employees at MyLeg. Join us for this fascinating discussion!

About the Podcast Guest:

Giacomo Valle is a pioneering researcher and entrepreneur in the field of neuroprosthetics. He has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.S. in Bioengineering curriculum Neuroengineering & Bio-ICT, both from the University of Genoa, Italy. He completed his Ph.D. in Biorobotics at The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy. With experience as a research assistant at the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and as a postdoctoral researcher at the NeuroEngineering Laboratory at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, Giacomo is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago.

Giacomo’s research interests lie in neuroengineering and computational models, specifically in the peripheral nervous system stimulation to understand the neural control of movement, prostheses control, and sensory feedback. Giacomo is the founder and CEO of MyLeg. This neuroprosthetics start-up aims to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from sensorimotor disabilities by creating bionic limbs that can provide real sensory feedback to their users.

Connect with Giacomo on LinkedIn at and learn more about MyLeg at

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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