Dr. John Rolston - Assistant Professor
Director of Functional Neurosurgery
Departments of Neurosurgery & Biomedical Engineering
Dr. John Rolston is a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist at the University of Utah, where he is the Director of Epilepsy Surgery and Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. Dr. Rolston received his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University. For his PhD, he developed brain-computer interfaces for epilepsy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. He received an MD from Emory University before completing his residency training in neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Rolston’s lab investigates how neural engineering can be used to map and ultimately rewire the diseased brain. The same tools can be used better understand neural information processing and how it is disordered in illnesses like epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and psychiatric disease. He has authored over 80 publications, has received numerous awards, such as the Russel Mills Award for Excellence in Computer Science, and is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.