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Funded Research Projects

NeuroEngineering | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Tanya Glozman
Understanding the relationship between structure and function in the human brain is a key interest in neuroscience. In recent years the focus is turning to understanding the role of the white matter in human cognition, brain function and neurological disorders.
NeuroEngineering | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Sean Michael Sketch
Stroke is the main cause of adult disability; 80% of survivors sustain motor (movement) deficits that interfere with activities of daily living. There exists no proven therapeutic strategy for motor recovery of the upper extremity following stroke. While this limitation could be a fundamental...
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 | 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...
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.

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