Dr. Vansteensel obtained her PhD in the field of Neurophysiology in 2006 at Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands (Curriculum Vitae). In 2007, she moved to the BCI lab of Nick Ramsey. The main research goal of Dr. Vansteensel is to use the wealth of neuroscientific knowledge directly for the benefit of people with disease or disability. She currently coordinates the research on implantable ECoG-based BCIs in the lab of Nick Ramsey and conducts research within the Utrecht NeuroProsthesis project, which aims to implement and validate implantable communication-BCIs for home use. In addition, she is the principal investigator of several projects related to clinical implementation of BCIs and pediatric neuroscience.