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.
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
Dr. Lan Luan finished her three-year appointment at department of Physics and is now a research assistant professor at department of Biomedical Engineering. Her profile can be found in the department faculty directory.