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.

Lan is awarded a R21 from NINDS

June 15, 2017

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 receives 2017 EAGE Conrad Schlumberger Award.

June 12, 2017

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.

Dr. Torres-Verdín talks about receiving the Conrad Schlumberger Award: Click here> Honored to receive award.

See Dr. Torres-Verdín accepting the award at EAGE Conrad Schlumberger 2017 Award Ceremony in Paris: Click here> Full Ceremony Video.

Chong is awarded the CNS catalyst grant

May 24, 2017

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 Welch Foundation grant

April 10, 2017

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!

Recruitment weekend: Come visit our labs this weekend

February 28, 2017

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.