Alex Huk (Professor of Neuroscience) and Chong Xie are awarded the CNS (college of Natural Science) Catalyst Grant to officially start their collaboration in novel neural interface in non-human primates. We will have so much fun playing with marmosets and understanding their neural circuit.
Chong is awarded a 3-year Welch Foundation research grant for "Probing the in vivo Chemistry in the Behaving Brain". Thank you very much, Welch Foundation! We are excited to explore chemistry in behaving mouse brain!
The recruitment weekend is here and we welcome all the new PhD students to Austin. In addition to getting to know our research from the posters, come visit us on the 5th floor at CPE. Our group has two openings for PhD students in the fall, one in protein stability and drug delivery and one in advanced functional materials, which includes our work in electrocatalysis.
Our group's first paper, "Ultraflexible nanoelectronic probes form reliable, glial scar–free neural integration", is published on Science advances with a cover image. We showed in this work by engineering the dimension and rigidity of neural probes it became possible to reliably record and track individual neurons over long term and to form seamless integration with living brain.
In collaboration with Robert J. Buchanan, MD, Chong is awarded a small Catalyst fund from the Texas Health Catalyst for the project "Fibrosis-Free Localized Drug Delivery Implant for Chronic Neuropathic Pain Management".
We delivered three talks at MRS fall meeting 2016, in the Symposium BM4 : Materials and Manufacturing of Biointerface Devices and Stretchable Electronics. Lan presented "Subcellular, Ultra-Flexible Nanoelectronic Probes Form Reliable, Glial Scar Free Neural Integration"; Zhengtuo presented "Ultra-Thin, Nanoelectronic Coating Devices for Versatile Multimodal Neural Probes" and Xiaoling presented "Pushing the Dimensional Limits of Implanted Neural Electrodes". We all enjoyed the conference.
Chong and Lan attended the society of neuroscience meeting 2016 at San Diego. Lan presented our ultra-flexible electrode work at the nano-symposium "new electrode technology". This is the first time we reported our work on national conferences and we are every excited to share it with the community. Thanks very much the organizer for inviting us to speak there!