Talented team

People at the e-Lab

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, physicists and engineers work together at the e-Lab and exchange knowledge to crack the mysteries of epilepsy

Maxime Baud – Principal Investigator

Maxime obtained his MD in Lausanne and his PhD in sleep neuroscience in 2011 from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He completed a residency training in neurology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on signal analysis of human intracranial EEG. In addition to his role as the principal investigator at the e-Lab, Maxime is an attending epileptologist at the University Hospital of Bern. Maxime lives in Bern and loves to ski and hike in the Alps.

Maxime Baud - Principal Investigator

Active members

Camille Mignardot, PhD – Clinical and research engineer

Camille Mignardot has a translational background at the edge of medicine and engineering (M.Sc. in bioengineering at EPFL, Ph.D. in Neuroscience at EPFL & CHUV). She applies her software programming skills to enhance research and clinical applications in sleep and epilepsy. Camille loves sharing emotions in the mountains on trails, rock, snow or ice.


Shani Folschweiller, PhD – Post-doctoral fellow

Shani obtained her master in Neuroscience at the university of Strasbourg and studied oscillations in the prefrontal cortex during her PhD in Freiburg-im-Breisgau. She now aims to shed light on seizure dynamics using large scale electrophysiological recordings, optogenetics and advanced data processing techniques. Shani enjoys bouldering and painting.

Richard Burman, MD, PhD – Post-doctoral fellow

Originally from South Africa, Richard studied medicine and neuroscience at the University of Cape Town as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. He was then awarded a Shaun Johnson Memorial Scholarship to read for a DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom under the supervision of Professor Colin Akerman and Professor Arjune Sen. At the e-Lab, Richard aims to develop a multimodal approach to explore how cortical stimulation affects neural dynamics in the human brain. Richard loves to run. 


Forrest Webler, PhD – Post-doctoral fellow

Forrest moved to Switzerland for his PhD at the EPFL after studying physics and biomedical engineering at Brown University. He is deeply passionate about forecasting the dynamics of the brain using physics-inspired approaches. His work at the e-Lab focuses on developing seizure forecasting algorithms which will hopefully be used as a prognostic tool for clinicians. In his free time, Forrest builds saunas and occasionally goes sailing.


Kristina Slabeva – PhD Student

Kristina studied biomedical science in Bern and obtained her master at the e-Lab. She is currently studying circadian cyclicity in the epileptic hippocampus of mice. Kristina loves books.

Ellen Van Maren – PhD student

Ellen is a biomedical engineer who trained as an undergraduate at ETHZ and joined the e-Lab in November 2019. Her project at e-Lab focuses on the understanding of the cortical excitability using human EEG recordings. Ellen plays tennis and loves going to the mountains.


Enrique Perez Martinez – PhD student

Enrique studied Biology in Madrid and Translational Neuroscience in Seville. At the e-Lab, Enrique studies the multi-scale cyclical modulation of seizure timing in mouse models of temporal lobe epilepsy. Enrique loves hiking (newly in the Alps !) and watching movies.

Cecilia Friedrichs-Maeder – Neurology resident

Cecilia obtained her MD from the University of Lausanne and holds degrees in biomedical engineering (EPFL) and cognitive neuroscience (Radboud University Nijmegen and TU Berlin). She is currently a neurology resident at Inselspital Bern. Her work concerns the periodicity of interictal epileptic activity and its effect on seizure rate in focal epilepsy. Cecilia loves modern art and enjoys to swim and hike in the mountains.


Sabry Barlatey, MD, PhD – Neurosurgery resident

Sabry Barlatey obtained his MD at the University of Lausanne, followed by a MD-PhD in spinal cord repair at EPFL. As a resident in Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Bern, Sabry collaborates with the e-lab to image and model the propagation of seizures. Alpine sports and cycling are his main side-activities.


Katharina Wohler, MD – Neurology resident

Katharina obtained her MD from the University of Basel and her medical doctoral title (Dr. med.) in neuropediatrics. She is currently a neurology resident at Inselspital Bern. Her current research concerns the periodicity of seizures and the possibility of forecasting using ultra-long term subscalp EEG-monitoring. Katharina enjoys nature and loves to dance.

Roland Widmer – Master student

Roland Widmer is currently a Master’s student studying Computer Science and Data Science at the University of Bern. He joined the e-Lab to work on his Master’s thesis. In his free time, Roland enjoys outdoor activities and nature.


Grégory Lepeu, MD, PhD

PhD student at the e-Lab 2018 – 2023

Resident in Neurology

CHUV – University of Lausanne

Marc Grau Leguia, PhD

Post-doctoral fellow at the e-Lab 2019 – 2022

Research associate in statistics

University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona

Lab collaborators

Timothée Proix, PhD

University of Geneva

Timothée Proix is a senior research associate in computational neuroscience at the University of Geneva. We collaborate on the development of models for seizure risk forecasting.

Vikram Rao, MD, PhD

University of California San Francisco

Vikram Rao is an assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCSF. We share chronic EEG recordings in epilepsy patients for analysis and modeling of personalized seizure forecasts.

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