Eugene Tunik

Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation,  Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science



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Research Focus

Human motor control / learning, neurorehabilitation neuroscience, brain stimulation, brain imaging, virtual reality

Research Overview

Human motor control / learning, neurorehabilitation neuroscience, brain stimulation, brain imaging, virtual reality

Selected Research Projects

  • Optimizing Hand Rehabilitation Post-Stroke Using Interactive Virtual Environments
    • – Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health
  • Planning and Updating in Frontoparietal Networks for Grasping
    • – Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health

College Research Initiatives

Selected Publications

  • G. Chen, M. Yarossi, S. Gordon, S. Gomes, A. Rubakhina, S. Adamovich, E. Tunik, Concurrent tDCS and Mirror Feedback has Additive Effects on M1 Excitability, Brain Stimulation, 10(4), 2018, e39-e40
  • M. Yarossi, M. Dannhauer, D. Erdogmus, D. Brooks, E. Tunik, Multi-Muscle TMS Mapping Using Subject-Specific FEA Models of Induced Currents, Brain Stimulation, 10(4), 2017, e28
  • L.F. Schettino, S.V. Adamovich, E. Tunik, Coordination of the Pincer Grasp and Transport Following a Haptic Perturbation of the Index Finger, Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(6), 2017, 2292-2297
  • M. Yarossi, S.V. Adamovich, E. Tunik, Facilitation of Ipsilateral Corticospinal Excitability During Mirror Visual Feedback Requires Target Directed Actions, Frontiers Human Neuroscience, 11, 2017, 242
  • L.F. Schettino, S.V. Adamovich, H. Bagce, M. Yarossi, E. Tunik, Disruption of Activity in the Ventral Premotor but not the Anterior Intraparietal Area Interferes with On-Line Correction to a Haptic Perturbation During Grasping, The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(5), 2014, 2112-2117
  • M. Yarossi, S. Adamovich, E. Tunik, Sensorimotor Cortex Reorganization in Subacute and Chronic Stroke: A Neuronavigated TMS Study, Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference, 2014, 5788-5791


Mar 30, 2021

Two COE Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Electrical engineering student Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, and chemical engineering and biochemistry student Cameron Young, E’22, were awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the United States’ premier award for outstanding young researchers in STEM fields.


Feb 08, 2021

Spring 2021 PEAK Experience Recipients

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Spring 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. PEAK Experience Ascent Awardees Ryan Brady, COE’22, Chemical […]


Jul 06, 2020

SPIRAL Receives 2 Best Paper Awards at PETRA

Two papers from SPIRAL researchers received best paper awards at PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference.

Photo of Tunik, Erdogmus, Padir


Sep 09, 2019

Coordinating Object Handovers Between Robots and Humans

Bouve Professor Eugene Tunik (PI) on the project, ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus, Associate Professor Taskin Padir and Bouve Associate Research Scientist Mathew Yarossi were award a $760K NSF grant for the “Coordination of Dyadic Object Handover for Human-Robot Interactions”.


Aug 30, 2018

Understanding Motor Cortical Organization

BioE/ECE Affiliated Faculty Eugene Tunik (PI) and co-PI ECE Professors Deniz Erdogmus and Dana Brooks were awarded a $600K NSF grant, in collaboration with Wasim Malik from MGH, for “Understanding Motor Cortical Organization through Engineering Innovation to TMS-Based Brain Mapping”.

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