2018 FE Research Consortium Meeting

August 12, 2018

This year the meeting is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 13-14, 2018, with the Icebreaker on Sunday, August 12, 2018, and optional software training on August 15-17, 2018.

The meeting will be held on campus at the new Engineering Education and Research Center (, the icebreaker will be held at the AT&T center and the software training will be in our department on campus.

There is a room block at the AT&T Center like previous years.

Chong speaks at EMBC18

July 18, 2018

Chong gave an invited presentation entitled as "Nanoelectronic Threads for long-term, large-scale neural interface" at EMBC 18, the minisymposium of "Subcellular Neural Interfaces". Many thanks to the organizers. We had a lot of fun for the first time at EMBC. 

Andrew Wells joins the lab

July 9, 2018

The Xie lab welcomes Andrew to join us as a new Ph. D student, after spending a few years at UT Dallas in the Romero-Ortega group.

The Xie lab attend the inaugural Gordon Conference on Neural Interface

March 30, 2018

Chong, Lan and three Ph. D students, Hanlin, Xue, and Zhengtuo attended the inaugural Gordon research conference on Neural interface at Galveston, TX. Chong gave an invited presentation on "A Nanoelectronic Platform for Reliable Recording, Large-Scale Mapping and Long-Term Tracking of Neural Activity". Lan was selected to give a a rapid-fire presentation on "Chronic, spatially resolved tracking of hemodynamics and neural activity in neurovascular disease models".

New funding from National Eye Institute

February 18, 2018
In collaboration with Dr. Ying Han in the department of ophthalmology at UCSF, the Xie Lab will investigate fibrosis-free glaucoma drainage implants with a R21 award from National eye institute.  

Dr. Luan receive research development award from NIH

December 18, 2017

Dr. Lan Luan receive a 5-year research development award (K25) from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This grant will support the development of her independent research on biomedical fields integrating her quantitative background (Physics). Using the support, Lan will explore neurovascluar coupling in health and in neurological disease models. A postdoc fellow position or a Ph.D student position is available on this topic. Interested individuals please contact Dr.