Elizabeth SeckelElizabeth Seckel has been conducting research on brain function and their applied clinical uses in the UCSD laboratory of acclaimed behavorial neuroscientist Dr. V.S. Ramachandran. Her work has focused on optical and tactile illusions, synesthesia, case studies of rare neurological conditions, chronic pain, and neuroaesthetics. She has co-authored several published papers with Dr. Ramachandran, and has contributed to his latest book, The Tell-Tale Brain. Elizabeth Seckel’s work has received recognition from former President Bill Clinton, and has been featured in the popular press on the Discovery Channel, and in the New Scientist, Sunday Times Magazine, and Scientific American Mind.

Passionate about making a difference in the world, she was accepted into the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference (in 2011 and 2012) for her commitment to bring mirror box therapy to amputees in Haiti. In 2011, she led a team of undergraduate research assistants to Haiti to teach doctors this inexpensive and non-intrusive therapy for chronic phantom limb pain. She is the founder of Neurotherapy International, a 501 (c) 3 corporation, and is a 2013 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program, which is a world-class training program and lifetime network for founders and innovators.

Elizabeth Seckel has been a featured speaker at TEDxUSC, TEDxAFC, and will be speaking at the 2013 Ashoka University Exchange, the world’s largest social entrepreneurship education conference. She is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions for both her scientific researches as well as her commitment to philanthrophy.