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 (http://www.engr.utexas.edu/eerc), 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.
The Xie lab welcome another well-trained experimental physicist! Liuyang got his Ph. D. (May 2018) from the department of Physics at UT Austin, Xiaoqin (Elaine) Li's group. He studied excitons in 2D materials using ultrafast lasers for his Ph. D. research. We hope he will enjoy interacting with neurons in the coming few years.
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.
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".
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.