Zelma Kiss


University of Calgary




[email protected]

Research Keywords

deep brain stimulation (DBS), hippocampal DBS for epilepsy, Smart neural prostheses to restore lost function, DBS for refractory depression, Functional electrical stimulation, movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor), pain, neuromodulation, depression, neural prostheses, high intensity focused ultrasound

Additional Information

Lab Methodologies
  • electrophysiology
  • rodent behaviour
  • optical imaging
  • human psychophysics
  • EEG
  • EMG
  • electrophysiology rigs with intracellular and extracellular amplifiers
  • stimulus generators and isolators
Biographical Information

I. Mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation
II. Clinical trials of surgery for movement, pain and psychiatric disorders
III. Neural prostheses
IV. Human systems physiology

Most Cited Publications

Kiss ZH, Doig-Beyaert K, Eliasziw M, Tsui J, Haffenden A, Suchowersky O, Functional and Stereotactic Section of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society., Canadian Movement Disorders Group., "The Canadian multicentre study of deep brain stimulation for cervical dystonia." Brain : a journal of neurology 130,Pt 11 (2007 Nov): 2879-86
Anderson TR, Hu B, Iremonger K, Kiss ZH, "Selective attenuation of afferent synaptic transmission as a mechanism of thalamic deep brain stimulation-induced tremor arrest." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 26,3 (2006 Jan 18): 841-50
Bari AA, Mikell CB, Abosch A, Ben-Haim S, Buchanan RJ, Burton AW, Carcieri S, Cosgrove GR, D'Haese PF, Daskalakis ZJ, Eskandar EN, Gerrard JL, Goodman WK, Greenberg BD, Gross RE, Hamani C, Kiss ZHT, Konrad P, Kopell BH, Krinke L, Langevin JP, Lozano AM, Malone D, Mayberg HS, Miller JP, Patil PG, Peichel D, Petersen EA, Rezai AR, Richardson RM, Riva-Posse P, Sankar T, Schwalb JM, Simpson HB, Slavin K, Stypulkowski PH, Tosteson T, Warnke P, Willie JT, Zaghloul KA, Neimat JS, Pouratian N, Sheth SA, "Charting the road forward in psychiatric neurosurgery: proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery workshop on neuromodulation for psychiatric disorders." Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry 89,8 (2018 Aug): 886-896