We are a collaborative team of engineering scientists that are pioneering the frontier at the intersect of neurophysiology and neural interface technology
Specifically, we employ functional in vivo two-photon imaging, functional in vivo electrophysiology (primarily in visual and somatosensory cortex), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, post-mortem immunohistochemistry, intrinsic imaging, cyclic voltammetry, transgenic & AAV, silicon & carbon microelectrodes, polymer devices, electrical and optical stimulation techniques, and biological and pharmaceutical intervention strategies. (see details)
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.
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, as well as develop intervention strategies for brain injury and disease.