This cluster focuses on the development of methods to probe the nervous system and to generate novel neural interfaces.
Through a combination of expertise from biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and neuroscience, this cluster aims at understanding the nervous system. The ongoing research within the neural engineering cluster spans the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system using computational as well as in-vivo models in pre-clinical and clinical settings. Research topics include electrode and prosthesis development, big data analysis of EEG, neuromodulation approaches.
Related Press Releases & Articles
- October 1, 2017 / Featured
The Bruns lab reports on a method for quantifying neuronal cell density
The article entitled “Quantitative models of feline lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia neuronal cell density” appears in the Journal of Neuroscience Research.
- September 20, 2017 / Article
Weiland publishes work in Journal of Neural Engineering
The article is entitled “GCaMP expression in retinal ganglion cells characterized using low-cost fundus imaging system”.
- August 3, 2017 / Award
Chestek and Weiland co-investigators on NSF award
Cindy Chestek and Jim Weiland are members of the research team awarded a $7.75M, 5-year National Science Foundation NeuroNex Technology Hub. The project, called Multimodal Integrated Neural Technologies (MINT) focuses on advancing the understanding of the brain using neural probes with micro LEDs. Additional information on the award and researchers can be found here.
- June 6, 2017 / Article
The Chestek and Stacey Lab investigates the role of sensory information in the primary motor cortex
The article entitled “Robust tactile sensory responses in figure area of primate motor cortex relevant to prosthetic control” appeared in the Journal of Neural Engineering.
- May 18, 2017 / Press Release
Bill Stacey promoted to Associate Professor
Congratulations to Bill Stacey who was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Neurology, Medical School.
- May 2, 2017 / Article
Stacey article in Scientific Reports
Bill Stacey’s group published an article in Scientific Reports titled “Control of in vivo ictogenesis via endogenous synaptic pathways”. The article reports on the development of a model to better understand seizures.
- April 6, 2017 / Award
Bill Stacey wins award from the American Academy of Neurology
Bill Stacey is the recipient of the 2017 Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award from the American Academy of Neurology. Congratulations Bill!