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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

May 7, 2023

Have you ever wondered how brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can aid patients who have experienced a stroke? In this exciting episode of the BCI Award Neurocareers podcast series, Dr. Milena Korostenskaja sits down with Dr. Lazar Jovanovic to discuss his innovative work in developing the KITE-BCI system for functional electrical stimulation therapy, which has the potential to significantly improve the rehabilitation of patients who have experienced a stroke.

Dr. Jovanovic, a passionate scientist and entrepreneur with expertise in human-machine interfacing and wearable technology, recently completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research project, "KITE-BCI: Brain-computer interface system for functional electrical stimulation therapy," has earned him numerous accolades, including the Annual International BCI Award 2021 nomination.

In this episode, Dr. Jovanovic shares his career journey, insights into the BCI Award submission process, and valuable advice on career development in neurotech. Join us as we learn how BCIs can transform patients' lives after a stroke.

Tune in to this episode of the Neurocareers podcast, brought to you in partnership with Dr. Christoph Guger at g.tec medical engineering GmbH and Milena Korostenskaja, PhD at The Institute of Neuroapproaches. Tune in now!

About the Podcast Guest:

Meet Lazar Jovanovic, the brainiac researcher and co-founder of Summations, a platform that brings academic articles to life! He's currently a postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University and is on a mission to revolutionize running and running biomechanics with wearable technology.

Lazar's Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto led him to conduct groundbreaking research on brain-computer interface technology with functional electrical stimulation therapy (FEST) for arm and hand movement recovery after stroke and spinal cord injury. His project, KITE-BCI system, which integrates FEST, was nominated for the 2021 BCI Award - talk about being a genius!

Follow Lazar's journey on his website and social media pages below, and join him in his quest to change the world for the better.




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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