Felix Aplin is a postdoctoral fellow at the Translational Neuroscience Facility, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney. He holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Melbourne, and has completed research fellowships at Johns Hopkins Hospital (USA) and Hannover Medical School (Germany). He is currently a chief investigator on a research grant at UNSW exploring new treatments for chronic pain. Aplin’s research expertise is in neural engineering, medical bionics, brain-machine interfaces, and neural degeneration. He is particularly interested in using technology to connect with, and to repair, our nervous systems.