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.
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
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 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.