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Paul Camacho

Advisor - Brad Sutton
Data Engineer/Data Scientist
Graduate Research Assistant
Distinguished Predoctoral Fellow


Paul Camacho began working in the Neuroscience of Dance Laboratory in August of 2016. In May of 2018, he began his doctoral work in the Neuroscience Program on saccades in Parkinson's disease and healthy aging. He has also worked on studies in multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. He is currently working in the Magnetic Resonance Functional Imaging Laboratory, studying structural and functional connectivity biomarkers and developing processing pipelines for the Biomedical Imaging Center and the Carle-Illinois Advanced Imaging Center. In his spare time, Paul enjoys woodworking, mixology, and writing music.

Research Interests

Member of the Magnetic Resonance Functional Imaging Laboratory (MRFIL Lab Site)

  • MRI biomarkers of aging and movement disorder progression
  • Neural substrates of physical therapy-induced improvements.
  • Exercise, motor learning, and myelinogenesis


Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)

Awards and Honors

Graduate College Distinguished Fellowship

Neuroscience Spirit Award – for the Embodiment of a Well-Rounded Positive Attitude and Spirit


Additional Campus Affiliations

Senior Graduate Student Advisor for the Undergraduate Neuroscience Society