Dr. Willard Wilson

Dr. Willard Wilson

Scientific Review Officer



Biography

Division:
Division of Translational and Clinical Sciences DTCS
Review Branch:
Imaging, Surgery, and Bioengineering ISB
Study Section:
Small Business: Cardiovascular and Surgical Devices ISB (12)

Dr. Willard Wilson received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester, where he studied auditory neurophysiology. After postdoctoral training, he moved to industry, where he directed SBIR-funded research and development on hardware and software products for neurophysiology research. Major projects included chronically implantable microelectrode arrays and neural spike-sorting software. He then moved to the medical device industry, working with active implantable devices, and developing a reflex-based neuromodulation approach to obstructive sleep apnea. This was ultimately acquired by a strategic investor and is currently under development. Before joining CSR, Dr. Willard Wilson worked as a Director of Research in start-ups and small businesses on early-stage medical and scientific device development.