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.

Chong delivered a talk at IEEE Brain Workshop

November 3, 2017

Chong participated the panel discussion in the IEEE Brain Sensor workshop at Glasgow, Scotland, and delivered a talk "A Nanoelectronic Neural Interface: Towards Wiring up Every Neuron". Thanks very much for the invitation

The Xie Lab presented at BMES 2017

October 11, 2017

Three group members, Zhengtuo, Xue and Fei presented at BMES 2017 in Phoenix. Thanks for the organizer for the invitation to speak at BMES.  We enjoyed the conference very much!

Special Recruitment News Meet Us at Conferences/Workshops

August 13, 2017

The Xie lab always seek for talented and motivated PhD student and Postdoctoral scholar candidates. Interested individuals are encouraged to arrange a discussion during the following events, in which Chong and/or group members will present.
9/11 - 14, 2017, Workshop on Physical Limits to Measurements in Neurobiology, HHMI Janelia Research Center.
Oct 11 - 14, 2017, BMES, Phoenix
Nov 1 - 2, 2017, IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop, Glasgow
Nov 8 - 12, 2017, SfN Meeting, DC
Mar 25 - 30 2018, Gordon Conference, Galveston

New paper on multimodal neural probe published on Nano letters.

July 6, 2017

Our paper "Nanoelectronic Coating Enabled Versatile Multifunctional Neural Probes" is published on Nano Letters.  In this paper,  we report a novel multifunctional neural probe platform realized by applying ultrathin nanoelectronic coating on the surfaces of conventional microscale devices such as optical fibers and micropipettes. We hope to provides a low-cost, versatile approach to construct multifunctional neural probes that can be applied to both fundamental and translational neuroscience. 

Chong is awarded a R01 from NINDS

June 28, 2017

Chong is awarded a R01 from NINDS for developing reliable chronic neural recording. With this support, we will design and optimize neural probes with dimensions, surgical footprint and mechanical compliance matching that of the living tissue. We hope to mitigate in-vivo device failure modes and suppress tissue reactions to achieve chronically reliable electrical recording. See the department news for more details.