Assistant Program Manager
Dr. Jessica Falcone serves as an assistant program director for NIBIB’s Division of Discovery Science and Technology. She currently has oversight of research and small business grants for medical devices and bioelectronics.Dr. Falcone has a background in neural engineering and neuroscience. She received her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she studied brain electrodes and how to modulate the immune response and blood-brain barrier to extend chronic recordings. She then joined the Bioelectronic Medicine group at the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research and worked on chronic vagus nerve electrodes for murine models. Most recently, Dr. Falcone was a Technical Sales Engineer at Tucker-Davis Technologies (TDT) – a company that builds research systems for neuroscientists. Her technical expertise at TDT included electrophysiology, fiber photometry, auditory, and behavioral control.