Dr Giuseppe Pietro Gava

Portrait photo of Giuseppe Gava.

Dr Giuseppe Pietro Gava

Postdoctoral Researcher

Giuseppe Pietro Gava joined Professor David Dupret's Group as a joint D.Phil. student between Imperial College London (ICL) and the MRC Brain Networks Dynamic Unit (BNDU) in October 2016. The collaboration was conceived under the ICL Neurotechnology CDT Program, and Giuseppe worked under the joint supervision of Dr Simon Schultz (ICL), Dr David Dupret (BNDU) and Prof William Wisden (ICL). Giuseppe was awarded his D.Phil. in 2021.

Giuseppe graduated in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London with a thesis on decoding locomotion kinematics from cererebellar neuronal activity, carried out under the supervision of Dr Simon Schultz. During the degree, he also collaborated with Dr Barry Seemungal at Charing Cross and St. Mary’s hospitals, London, to investigate vestibular spatial and temporal integration. During the same collaboration involving a project on the effect of dopamine on perception-motor coupling, Giuseppe was recipient of an award granted by the 'Nuffield Foundation Royal Academy of Engineering Undergraduate Research Bursaries Programme’.

During the summer of 2015. Giuseppe joined Prof. Micera’s lab at EPFL, Switzerland, to collaborate on a project on the effect of handedness on muscle synergies. Giuseppe obtained and analysed motion tracking, EMG, force and torque data from human subjects. He also joined Team ICL in the Cybathlon Olympics for people with active prosthetics, having developed an eye-controlled wheelchair.

Giuseppe joined the Dupret Group as a Postdocoral Rrsearcher in 2021.

Head of Group
Selected Publications
Unit Publication
Gava GP
McHugh SB
Lefèvre L
Lopes-Dos-Santos V
Trouche S
El-Gaby M
Schultz SR
Dupret D

2021. Nat Neurosci, 24(3):326-330.