Guillermo Herrera-Arcos

Guillermo Herrera-Arcos

Guillermo Herrera-Arcos is a Mexican scientist. He studied robotics engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he developed robotic exoskeletons, digital manufacturing platforms for medical devices, and conducted studies in neuroscience and brain-computer interfaces. He is now a Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a researcher in the Biomechatronics Lab at the MIT Media Lab and the K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics with Dr. Hugh Herr, where he designs biological neural interfaces that establish a new generation of prosthetics with the potential to restore nervous system function in people with neurological diseases. He collaborates with Dr. Ed Boyden’s lab on projects to make optogenetic molecules compatible with the mammalian nervous system for neural stimulation. He was part of the neuroengineering team at Neuralink in 2023, where he worked on spinal cord interfaces. His work has been published and recognized by Science, Nature, AstraZeneca, McGovern Institute, One Young World, Global Changemakers, Pioneer, the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Mexico, among others.