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Funded Research Projects

NeuroEngineering | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Thomas Letao Li
Electrodes implanted in the brain have great potential, with applications in neurodegenerative disease, brain-computer interfaces, and more. However, the presence of electrodes in brain tissue causes a response known as gliosis, in which a scar forms around the electrode, reducing its effectiveness...
NeuroEngineering | Big Idea
Lead Researcher(s): Kwabena Boahen, E.J. Chichilnisky
Developing technology to interface with the brain and create intelligent prosthetics.
NeuroEngineering | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Lei Cai
Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes permanent damage to about 12,000 new patients in the US each year, primarily young adults. A common result of SCI is paralysis, and unfortunately, less than 1% of SCI patients have full neurological recovery by the time of hospital discharge. To develop a...
NeuroEngineering | Big Idea
Lead Researcher(s): Nicholas Melosh
Creating an incubator for next-generation neural interface platforms.
NeuroEngineering | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Jun Ding, Nicholas Melosh
We will engineer next generation bundled microwires deep brain stimulation using microwires that are thinner than human hair. We will use a small LED display to deliver patterned stimulation by ‘playing a video’ on the display chip, where each pixel is connected to a microwire.