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Funded Research Projects

NeuroEngineering | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Yi Liu
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become an important method for directly modulating neuronal activities through electric currents. Compared with drugs, DBS is much less likely to cause brain-wide or systemic side effects. Although the use of DBS to treat several motor symptoms has been approved by...
NeuroDiscovery | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Darian Hadjiabadi
The pathological generation and propagation of seizures in the epileptic brain is poorly understood. The convergence of large-scale neural recording, quantitative massive network mining, and precise genetic engineering platforms provides us an unprecedented opportunity to examine epilepsy-induced...
NeuroDiscovery | Big Idea
Building a pipeline to explore chemicals synthesized in plants as potential new treatments for neurological disease and as a window into the chemistry of the brain.
NeuroDiscovery | Big Idea
Investigating how the brain develops from infancy to adulthood across species, focusing on how the interplay between structural development, functional development, experience and affect brain computations and ultimately behavior.
NeuroHealth | Big Idea
Lead Researcher(s): Sergiu P. Pasca, Karl Deisseroth
Developing brain organoids – three dimensional brain tissues grown in the lab – to study human brain development, evolution and neuropsychiatric disorders.
NeuroEngineering | Big Idea
Lead Researcher(s): Alice Ting, Liqun Luo, Stephen Quake
Creating new tools to help neuroscientists bridge the study of genes and proteins operating in the brain to the study of brain circuits and systems, which could lead to a deeper understanding of brain function and disease.
NeuroEngineering | Research Accelerator
Lead Researcher(s): H. Tom Soh, Karen J. Parker, PhD
The goal of the project is to create a transformative sensor technology to measure complex forms of chemical communication in the living brain, in real time.
NeuroEngineering | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Sergey Stavisky
A top priority for people with paralysis is reach and grasp ability. Technologies such as robotic arm prostheses or electrically stimulating paralyzed muscles can meet this need. Existing methods rely on the remaining muscles, are unintuitive and require laborious sequences of simple commands....
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Erin Gray
Understanding how glia regulate the expression and/or post-translational modification of sodium ion channels may lead to the identification of new pharmaceutical targets for the treatment of pain.
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Rabindra Shivnaraine
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are proteins that exist within the cell membrane and act to transfer the information encoded within neurotransmitters and drugs into cell responses. GPCRs exist throughout the body in several systems including the nervous system.

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