Lan is awarded a R21 from NINDS to study the hemodynamic and neural consequences of peri-infarct depolarization after ischemic stroke. We will combine our ultraflexible NET electrodes with advanced functional imaging techniques in the Dunn lab to simultaneous map neural activity and hemodynamic parameters in a mouse stroke model with fine control on the lesion size and location. This marks our first application of NET electrodes for disease models. Thank you NINDS for the funding support!
Carlos Torres-Verdín was selected as the 2017 winner of the EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) Conrad Schlumberger Award.
Award for Outstanding Contribution The Conrad Schlumberger Award is presented to a member of EAGE who has made an outstanding contribution over a period of time to the scientific and technical advancement of the geosciences, particularly geophysics.
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".