Dr. Wilsaan Joiner


Dr. Wilsaan Joiner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2007. From 2007-2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the National Eye Institute (The Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research).

Dr. Joiner’s Sensorimotor Integration Laboratory at the Volgenau School of Engineering conducts translational research investigating human sensory integration, motor learning and control using computational and experimental approaches. Ongoing projects include the influence of eye movements and internal monitoring signals in guiding goal-directed movements and the neural processes underlying motor adaptation and memory consolidation. In addition, there are ongoing collaborative research projects with laboratories at the National Eye Institute, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Harvard University.


Dr. Laurence Bray


Dr. Laurence Bray is the Associate Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at George Mason University. She is responsible for overseeing a wide range of the department’s educational and research activities. Some recent activities involve chairing the Mason Faculty and Curricular Activities Committee and leading a Multi-disciplinary Senior Design Initiative from a project idea to a marketable device. Laurence also serves as the liaison to the department’s clinical partnership with the INOVA Health System, as well as other external partners, such as biotech companies, government agencies, and other academic institutions. Her research interests are in studying the basic fundamentals of neuroscience using experimental, computational and behavioral approaches. Prior to joining Mason, Laurence was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Brain Laboratory at the University of Nevada, where she earned her PhD in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. She graduated with her MS and BS degrees in Bioengineering and Biological Sciences, respectively from Clemson University.