Bio-Integrating Optoelectric Neural Interface Cybernetics Lab@ University of Pittsburgh, Department of Bioengineering
The goal of the lab is to enable and conduct leading-edge research at the frontier of neuroscience and neurobiology by developing and using novel engineered technologies and tools. This unique research facility is focused on developing trainees to blend high-quality hypothesis-driven scientific inquiry and problem solving engineering design skills. Aside from technical training, this lab’s structure is aimed at refining individual’s critical thinking skills and project management skills and prepares next-generation leaders in Neural Engineering and fusing Science & Engineering.
Left: In vivo two-photon movie of GCaMP6f in visual cortex. Blue square indicates duration of visual stimulation into the eye (click for movie).
Bionics is the application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology. Our goal is to understand molecular, cellular, and structural biology, so that we can leverage these natural tools to engineer microscale neural interface technologies.