4th International Workshop on Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS)

Minneapolis, Minnesota / Online (Hybrid meeting)

7-9 June 2023

The 4th Workshop on Brain Stimulation in Minnesota is now over. Thank you, everyone, for your active participation! Video recordings will be available on our YouTube channel by the 1st of August.


Alexander Herman, Allyson Rosen, Christopher Cline, Desmond Oathes, Elisa Kallioniemi, Ghazaleh Soleimani, Jacqueline Palmer, Jan Wessel, Luis Gomez, Maria Lapid, Michael Nitsche, Miles Wischnewski, Saydra Wilson, Sina Shirinpour, Theodore Zanto



(All time in CDT/Minnesota), all events will be streamed online unless marked §

June 7 (Day 1), Session 1: Advances in TMS

  • 08:30 Registration is open
  • 09:00 Welcome Notes
  • 09:15 Elisa Kallioniemi, PhD, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
    • TMS-EEG responses as a biomarker of brain maturation and aging
  • 09:45 Christopher Cline, PhD, Stanford University, CA
    • A comprehensive open-source software toolbox for navigated noninvasive brain stimulation
  • 10:15 Coffee Break & Discussions
  • 10:45 Jacqueline Palmer, DPT, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center, KS
    • Cortical evoked responses to TMS reveal biomarkers of impairment and nonparetic compensation for mobility function after stroke
  • 11:15 Luis Gomez, PhD, Purdue University, IN
    • Accurate and reliable computational dosimetry and targeting for transcranial magnetic stimulation via uncertainty quantification

June 7 (Day 1), Session 2: Functional Imaging and Neuromodulation

  • 13:00 Ghazaleh Soleimani, PhD, University of Minnesota, MN
    • Non-invasive brain stimulation for substance use disorders: hopes and challenges for future research
  • 13:30 Sina Shirinpour, PhD, University of Minnesota, MN
    • Closed-loop TMS-EEG
  • 14:00 Coffee Break & Discussions
  • 14:30 Jan Wessel, PhD, University of Iowa, IA
    • Combining DBS and TMS to study the basal ganglia during inhibitory motor control

June 8 (Day 2), Session 3: Advances in TES

  • 08:30 Registration is open
  • 09:00 Michael Nitsche, MD, IfADo, Germany
    • Fine-tuning transcranial electric stimulation
  • 09:30 Alexander Herman, MD/PhD, University of Minnesota, MN
    • Neuromodulation for improving cognitive effort
  • 10:00 Coffee Break & Discussions
  • 10:30 Theodore Zanto, PhD, University of California in San Francisco, CA
    • In Lab or at Home: TACS to Enhance Cognitive Control Across the Adult Lifespan
  • 11:00 Miles Wischnewski, PhD, University of Minnesota, MN
    • Induced neural phase precession through transcranial alternating current stimulation (TACS)

June 8 (Day 2), Session 4: TMS for Mental Health

  • 12:30 Desmond Oathes, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, PA
    • The utility of brain imaging in the context of brain stimulation treatment?
  • 13:00 Saydra Wilson, MD, University of Minnesota, MN
    • Inclusivity in brain stimulation research and clinical practice
  • 13:30 Coffee Break & Discussions
  • 14:00 Maria Lapid, MD, Mayo Clinic, MN
    • TMS to Improve Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Work in Progress
  • 14:30 Allyson Rosen, Stanford University, CA
    • TMS Implementation: Understanding Clinical Targeting Imprecision

June 9 (Day 3), Practical workshops and lab demos (in person)

Workshops / Demos Round 1

Workshops / Demos Round 2



Days 1 and 3: Bruininks Hall, room 432, 222 Pleasant Street Se Minneapolis, MN 55455

Day 2: Health Sciences Education Center, room 3-150, 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Zoom: links are emailed to all registered participants.





Non-invasive neuromodulation tools capable of selectively manipulating neural systems in the human brain are needed to advance our neuroscientific understanding of brain function and develop novel therapeutic strategies. In this workshop, students and researchers can learn about state-of-the art computational, experimental, and clinical methods in transcranial magnetic/electric/ultrasound stimulation (TMS, tACS, tFUS). The workshop includes lectures and hands-on sessions on:

  • Advanced computational modeling
  • Closed-loop brain stimulation
  • Combinations with neuroimaging (EEG, MRI) and connectomics
  • Cutting-edge clinical applications
  • Mechanistic and animal studies


Sponsored by


National Institute of Health (NIH)