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2013

Congratulations to Frank Willet and Elizabeth Thrraikill who both won an NSF Graduate Student Fellowship. They will be working with Dr. Ajoboye, Taylor and Peckham

Congratulations to Dr. Bolu Ajiboye for winning the Srinivasa P Biomedical Engineering award.

12-13-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Doe Kumsa
Title: Sulfuric acid medium is a viable tool to explore the underlying principles governing the Shannon safe limit for neural tissues."
The primary aim of our project is to understand the electrochemistry of neural stimulating electrodes as charge injection is increased from safe values to unsafe values. Recognizing the fact that the same reactants and reactions are being studied whether we use either sulfuric acid or an animal will allow for the use of conductive sulfuric acid as a medium. Our use of sulfuric acid has helped us establish a protocol relevant for experiments with animal implanted electrodes.

11-22-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Elizabeth Heald
Title: "A new use for “paralyzed” muscles in persons with SCI"

11-8-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Kelsey Potter
Title: "Drinking Wine Might Just Improve the Biocompatibility of Devices Implanted into the Brain!"

11-1-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Tan
Title: "The 1st practical sensory restoration system in amputees"

10-18-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: JingLe Jiang
Title: Impedance Spectroscopy: what it can and cannot tell us about intracortical microelectrode recording quality

10-11-2013: NP Seminar cancelled

10-4-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: DaShawn Hickman
Title: "Stopping spinal cord injury before it starts"

9-20-2013: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
8:30 AM, BRB 105

Speaker: Richard M. Greenwald, PhD
Title: "Translation of Engineering Advances and Technology to Clinical Use"

9-13-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: John Hermann
Title: "Disruption of Toll-like receptor signaling to improve cortical microelectrode integration"

9-6-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Brian Murphy
Title: "Grasp posture and force commands recorded from depth electrodes in the brain"

8-23-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Swarna Solanki
Title: "Cooperative Control: Using voluntary control to enhance upper extremity movement restoration"

8-16-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Frank Willit
Title: "Direct cortical control of muscle stimulators in a simulated upper-limb neuroprosthesis"

8-9-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Natalie Brill

8-2-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Max Freeberg
Title: "Chronic Response of the Cat Sciatic, Median, and Ulnar Nerves to a Compliant, Composite Flat Interface Nerve Electrode (C-FINE)"

7-26-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: James Liao
Title: "A Closed-Loop Brain-Computer-Interface Simulation"

7-19-2013: NEC Friday Seminar CANCELLED
Speaker: Daniel Tan
Title: "Nerve Stimulation for Sensory Feedback"

7-12-2013: NEC Friday Seminar

6-28-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Madhu Ravikumar
Title: "Molecular Mediators of Neurodegeneration at the Electrode-Tissue Interface"

6-21-2013: NEC Friday Seminar

6-14-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Margaret Sullivan
Title: "Development of Temperature Stable Hemostatic Nanoparticles"
Location: Wickenden 105

6-7-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Rick Arlow
Title: "Theoretical principles underlying antidromic activation of axon arbors and implications in deep brain stimulation"

5-31-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Thomas Ladas
Title: "Seizure Reduction in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Using 1Hz Optical Stimulation."

5-24-2013: No NP Series

5-17-2013: No NP Series

5-10-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Manfred Franke
Title: "Applying the combined DC and HFAC waveforms to provide onset-free neural block"

4-26-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Tazan Dweiri
Title: "Recording Peripheral Nerve Activity with FINE: Chronic Reliability Study in canine"

4-12-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Andrew Shoffstall
Title: "Synthetic platelets in small and large animal models of trauma

4-5-2013: No Friday Seminar at 9:00 a.m.

4-5-2013: Neurology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m., Biomedical Research Building (BRB), Room 105. Reception immediately following in BRB Lobby
Title: "Fire, Fantoms, and Fugu: Sodium Channels from Squid to Clinic"
Hosts: Dr. Richard Zigmond, Dr. Robert Kirsch, and Dr. Anthony Furlan

4-4-2013: Neurosciences Seminar and The Distinguished Neural Prosthesis Lecture
12:30 p.m., Room E501, School of Medicine, Robbins Bldg./East Wing
Title: "Chasing Men on Fire: Na Channels and Neurological Disorders"

3-29-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Aaron Hadley
Title: "Neural Network Detection of Swallowing from Palatometry"
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

3-22-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Andrew Shoffstal
Advisor: Dr. Erin Lavik

3-15-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Chris Pulliam
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

3-8-2013: NP Series
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre

3-1-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Kabi Bunalan
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre

2-22-2013: NP Series
8:30 am, BRB 105
Speaker:

2-15-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Smruta Koppaka
Title: A self-righting closed-loop controller for seated balance after spinal cord injury using FES
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

2-8-2013: NP Series
8:30 am, BRB
Speaker: Tom Sugar

2-1-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Sarah Chang
Title: Hybrid Neuroprothesis to Restore Walking After Spinal Cord Injury
Advisor: Dr. Ron Triolo

1-25-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Kyle Taljan
Title: An Introduction to Diffusion Weighted MRI and Potential Applications
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre

1-11-2013:NP Series
8:30 Dr. Michael Staton-Hicks, MD
Inamori Center


2012

12-14-2012: NP Series
8:30 Krisna Kumar, MD BRB 105

12-7-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Jessica Nguyen
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Capadona

11-30-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Kumsa Doe

11-16-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Erik Peterson
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Motor Neuron Activation in Peripheral Nerves Using Infrared Neural Stimulation

11-9-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: J. Thomas Mortimer
Title: Mechanisms of Stimulation Induced Tissue Damage: A Career Long Pursuit (1967 to Present)

11-2-2012: NP Series
8:30 Martha Morrell, MD Room E501 SOM

10-26-2012: BMES
9:00 am., Room 400 Wickenden

10-19-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 400 NORD
Speaker: Ming Ming Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand

10-12-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Erik Peterson
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Combining Electrical and Infrarred Neural Stimulation

10-10-2012: NP Series
7:15 am, Robbins Building School of Medicine Room E 501
Speaker: Jaimie Henderson, MD

10-5-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Ming Ming Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand

10-4-2012: NP Series
12:10pm, Robbins Building School of Medicine Room E 501
Speaker: Dr. Roman Giger

9-28-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Kyle Talian
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre

9-20-2012: NP Series
9:30 am, Wolstein 1413
Speaker: Jose M. Carmena, Ph.D.
Neural Adaptations To a Brain-Machine Interface

9-14-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Kelsey Potter
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Capadona
Title: Molecular Approaches to Control Neuronal Populations Surrounding Implanted Central Nervous System Devices

9-7-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Nathan Makowski
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Crago

8-31-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Brian Murphy
Advisor: Dr. Bolu Ajiboye
Title: Direct Brain Control for Hand Grasp Restoration in Paralyzed Individuals

8-24-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speakers: Nathan Makowski, Peter Cooman, Frank Willet, James Liao
EMBS Practice
Titles:
COOMAN: Control of a Time-Delayed 5 Degrees of Freedom Arm Model for Use in Upper Extremity Functional Electrical Stimulation.

WILLET: Compensating for Delays in Brain-Machine Interfaces by Decoding Intended Future Movement

LIAO: Predicting the initiation of minimum-jerk submovements in three-dimensional target-oriented human arm trajectories

8-17-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Natalie Brill
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Optimization of High Density Nerve Cuff Stimulation

8-10-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Lydia Everhart
Advisor: Dr.Erin Lavik
Title:

8-7-2012: Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Capadona on receipt of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers [PECASE] more...

Electrochemical Measurement Workshop
August 6-10, 2012 See Flyer

8-3-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Jingle Jiang
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Development of a Bluetooth Palatometer for Dysphagia Management

7-27-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Swarna Solanki
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

7-20-2012: PRESENTATION
9:00 am, SOM E501
Speaker: Dr. Cameron McIntyre
Title: Neural Engineering Investigation of Deep Brain Stimulation [pdf]

7-20-2012: NEC Friday Seminar Cancelled

7-13-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: James Liao
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: Modeling Human Arm Reaching for a Closed-Looped Simulator of a BCI

7-6-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Yang Wang
Advisor: Dr. Dominque Durand

6-29-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Daniel Tan
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Implant for Human Sensory Stimulation

6-22-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Patrick Crago
Title: Combined electrically and physiologically evoked neural activity, with application in augmenting voluntary force.

6-8-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Ilya Kolb
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Interfascicilar Recording on the Rabbit Sciatic Nerve

5-25-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Matthew Iorio
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

5-18-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Matthew Iorio
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

5-11-2012: NP Series
BRB 105
Speaker: Angela Belcher, PhD MIT

5-4-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Sheela Toprani Tang
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand

4-27-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Madhu Ravikumar
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Capadona

4-20-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Margaret Sullivan
Advisor: Dr. Erin Lavik

4-13-2012: NP Series
BRB 105
Speaker: Michael Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

4-6-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Rick Arlow
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre

3-30-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Thomas Ladas
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand

3-23-2012: NP Series
BRB 105
Speaker: Ed Boyden, Ph.D., MIT

3-16-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Manfred Franke
Advisor: Dr. Ken Gustafson
Title: Electrical Bladder Maintenance in Felines With Chronic-SCI Through HFAC Conduction Block of the Pudendal Nerve

3-9-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Peter Cooman
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

3-2-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Yazan Dweiri
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand

2-24-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker:
Advisor:

2-17-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Aaron Hadley
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

2-10-2012: NP Series
8:30 am, BRB 105
Speaker: Dr. William Durfee, University of Minnesota
Title:

2-3-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Andrew Shoffstal
Advisor: Dr. Erin Lavik
Title: Synthetic Platelets to Halt Bleeding After Spinal Cord Injury

1-27-2012: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Chris Pulliam
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

1-20-2012: NP Series
8:30 am, BRB 105
Speaker: Dr. Feng Zhang, MIT
Title: Neuroengineeriing: Molecular and Optical Axis of Control


2011

12-16-2011: NP Series
9:00 am, BRB 105
Speaker: Dr. Andre Machado

12-9-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Kabi Gunalan
Title: Elucidating the Fiber Paths Associated with Side Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

12-2-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Smruta Koppaka
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

11-18-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Jaime McCoin
Title: Sensory Stimulation Reduces Spastic EUS Reflexes After Chronis SCI
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre

11-11-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Jessica Nguyen
Title: Local Microglia Cell Ablation at the Cortical Tissue-Electrode Interface
Advisor: Dr. Ken Gustafson

11-4-2011: NP Series
8:30 am, NORD 310
Speaker: Dr. Marc Schieber, MD, PhD

10-28-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Eric Peterston
Title: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Using Focused Infrared Light
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

10-21-2011: NP Series
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Susan Harkema, PhD

10-7-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: BMES Students

Kelsey Potter: Modulation of Neural Degeneration at the Cortical-Tissue Device Interface Through Molecular Control of the Inflammatory Response.

Madhu Ravikuman: Molecular Approaches to Study and Modulate Neurodegeneration at the Brain-Neural Prostheses Interface.

Bharath Velagapudi. : A Transgenic Study of Molecular Mediators of Neural Degeneration at the Cortical-tissue Device Interface

Smruta Koppaka: TBD

9-30-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Kelsey Potter
Title: The Inflammatory Response to Intra-Cortical Electrodes: Systemic Anti-oxidants Improve Neuronal Density
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Capadona

9-23-2011: NEC Friday Seminar: CANCELLED
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Eric Peterson
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

9-16-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Ming Ming Zhang
Title: Detecting the Propagation of Seizure-Like Activity in Intact Hippocampus In-Vitro
Advisor:

9-9-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: NP Series. Ravi Belamkonda
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Capadona

9-2-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Swarna Solanki
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

8-26-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speakers: Students attending EMBS
Including: Tom Bulea, Lee Fisher, Yang Wang, David Tang, Nathan Makowski.
Posters by: Max Freeberg, Matt Schiefer

8-19-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Nathan Makowski
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Crago

8-12-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Natalie Brill
Title: "Optimization of Nerve Cuff Stimulation Using Genetic Algorithm Search Methods"
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

8-5-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Harrison Kalodimos
Title: "Co-Adaptive Decoding of Muscle Activations From Motor Cortex"
Advisor: Dr. Dawn M. Taylor

7-29-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: James Liao
Title: "Towards a Simulation of a Brain-Computer-Interface for Control of an Arm Prosthesis in Individuals with High Tetraplegia"
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

7-22-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Nemath Farhan Syed Shah
Title: "Flat Interface Nerve Electrode for Tracking of Breathing"
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

7-15-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Yang Wang
Advisor: Dr. Dominque Durand

7-8-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Daniel Tan
Title: "Nerve Stimulation for Sensory Feedback"
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler

7-1-2011: NEC Friday Seminar Cancelled

6-24-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Brian Murphy
Title: "How Many Commands Are Needed To Reach A Set Of Functional, Upper Extremity Task Postures?"
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

6-22-2011: Dissertation Defense
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Tom Foutz
Title: "Energy Efficient Neural Stimulation"
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre

6-17-2011: NEC Friday Seminar Cancelled
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Kathy Ward

6-10-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Christa Wheeler Moss
Title: "Investigation of Below Injury Muscles Signals for Neuroprosthetic Control"
Advisor: Dr. P. Hunter Peckham

6-3-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: David Tang
Title: Bilateral Epileptic Seizure Suppression With Deep Brain Electrical Stimulations
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand

5-27-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Matthew Iorio
Title: "An EMG and Model-Based Continuous Adaptive Controller for Upper Extremity Neuroprostheses."
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch

5-13-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Sheela Toprani Tang

5-6-2011: NEC Friday Seminar CANCELLED
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Matthew Iorio

4-29-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Hyun Joo Park
Title: "Motion Control of Neuromuscular Skeletal Systems with a Multiple Contact Nerve Electrode"
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand

4-22-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Donald Campbell
Title: "Improving Functional Outcomes After Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury"
Advisor: Dr. Erin Lavik

4-8-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: James Harris
Title: "The Brain, Material Stiffness, and Tissue Response: Implications for Intracortical Microelectrode Design and Performance"
Advisor: Dustin Tyler

4-1-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Thomas Ladas
Title: "Investigating Mechanisms of Seizure Control using Spatially-Targeted Optogenetic Stimulation"

3-31-2011: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
3pm, Room 307 Wickenden
Presenter: Andrew Kibler, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Title: EPILEPTIFORM PROPAGATION IN THE UNFOLDED HIPPOCAMPUS AND A MICROMACHINED ARRAY SYSTEM FOR IN-VITRO ANALYSIS
Advisor: Dominique Durand
Abstract

3-25-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Manfred Franke
Title: HFAC BLOCK OF THE PUDENDAL NERVE VIA CHRONICALLY IMPLANTED ELECTRODES CAN IMPROVE BLADDER VOIDING IN A FELINE SCI MODEL"
Advisor: Ken Gustafson

3-4-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Speaker: Kelsey Potter

2-18-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 am, Room 525 Wickenden
Speaker: Peter Cooman
Title: "Nonlinear feedback control of an upper extremity neuroprosthesis"
Advisor: Dr. Kirsch

2-04-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Andy Cornwell
Advisors: Dr. Kirsch
Title: Control of a multidimensional arm using a simple set of commands

1-28-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Donald Campbell
Advisors: Erin Lavik
Title: Controlling Hemorrhaging in the CNS

1-14-2011: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Bo Gui
Advisors: Dr. Jeff Capadona and Dr. James Basilion
Title: Real Time In Vivo Imaging of the Microelectrode-Brain Interface


2010

12-17-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Tom Foutz
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre
Title: Energy efficient neural stimulation

12-10-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
8:30 AM, Biomedical Research Building (BRB)
Rm. 105
Speaker: Heidi B. Martin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Title: "Conductive Diamond for Implantable Neurological Devices" More...

12-09-2010: Congratulations Alicia Jensen for the American Epilepsy Young Investigator Award for her contribution entitled: “Mechanisms of Suppression of axonal firing with High Frequency Stimulation”. Advisor: DM Durand

Congratulations to Erin Lavik for $2.3M New Innovator Grant from NIH Read more...

12-08-2010: Seminar
11 am, Room 310 Nord
Presenter: Cindy Chestek, Ph.D., Stanford
Topic: “Long-term stable neural prosthetic systems” More...

11-19-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Christopher Pulliam
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: An EMG-Based Approach for Control of a Dexterous Prosthetic Limb

11-12-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Rm. 105
Speaker: Michael Goldfarb, Ph.D.
H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Title: “New Horizons in Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetics” More...

11-5-2010: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
2 pm, Room 525 Wickenden
Presenter: Brian Wodlinger, Ph.D. Candidate, CWRU Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Dominique M. Durand, Ph.D.
Title: “Extracting Command Signals from Peripheral Nerve Recordings” Abstract

11-5-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Aaron Hadley
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Functional Electrical Stimulation for the Head and Neck

11-3-2010: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
4 pm, Room 525 Wickenden
Presenter: Stephen Foldes, Ph.D. Candidate, CWRU Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Dawn M. Taylor, Ph.D.
Title: “Command of a Virtual Neuroprosthesis-Arm with Noninvasive Field Potentials” Abstract

10-22-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Swarna Solanki
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: Enhancing the Performance of an Upper Extremity FES system via Feedback and a Mobile Arm Support

10-15-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
Distinguished Lecture
8:30 am BRB 105
Presenter: Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD
Topic: Interim Performance Results from the Second Sight© Argus™ II Retinal Prosthesis Study.

10-8-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Yazan Al Dweiri
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand
Title: Chronic stimulation of human HGN as a treatment for OSA: Simulation Study

10-1-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenters: Erin Lavik and Jeffrey Capadona discuss their work and introduce new students.

9-30-2010: Congratulations to Erin Lavik for $2.3M New Innovator Grant from NIH Read more...

9-24-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Sheeba Joseph
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Gustafson
Title: Human Distal Sciatic Nerve Anatomy: Implications for Ankle Control using Nerve Cuff Electrodes.

9-17-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
8:30-9:30 am, BRB Room 105
Presenter: Bijan Pesaran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neural Science
Center for Neural Science
New York University
Title: The Promise of Local Field Potentials for Neuroscience and Neural Engineering

9-10-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Ashutosh Chaturvedi
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre
Title: Current steering to activate targeted neural pathways during deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic region

8-27-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Nathaniel Makowski
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Crago
Title: M-Wave Removal During Electrical Stimulation

8-6-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Andrew Shoffstall
Advisor: Dr. Erin Lavik
Title: Synthetic Platelets' to Improve Functional Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury

7-30-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Harrison Kalodimos
Advisor: Dr. Dawn Taylor
Title: Co-adaptive decoding of muscle activations from motor cortex for real-time control of an upper limb neuroprosthesis

7-23-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Natalie Brill
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Design of Model-Based Hand-Grasp System Implementing Nerve-based Electrodes

June 21-23, 2010
39th Neural Interfaces Conference
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach CA
http://neuralinterfaces2010.com/

7-16-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Christa Moss Wheeler
Advisor: Dr. P. Hunter Peckham
Title: Feasibility of volitional activity from clinically paralyzed muscles for neuroprosthetic control.

7-9-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: James Liao
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: Artificial Neural Networks for Fusion of Simulated Brain Signals in a Brain Computer Interface

6-18-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Jaime McCoin
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Gustafson
Title: Afferent Stimulation of Sacral Dermatomes Suppresses Urethral Reflexes After Chronic SCI

6-11-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Abirami Muralidharan
Advisor: Dr. Dawn Taylor
Title: Brain Signal Triggered Therapeutic Devices for Chronic-Stroke Survivors

6-7-2010: News and extend congratulations to Dominique Durand who was recently elected as the North American representative to the IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
Well done Dominique!

6-4-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Daniel Tan
Advisor: Dustin Tyler
Title: Nerve Stimulation for Sensory Feedback

May 31 to June 4, 2010
Fourth International Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Meeting
Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula, California.
http://bcimeeting.org/2010

5-28-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Brian Murphy
Advisor: Robert Kirsch
Title: How many commands are needed to reach a set of functional, upper-extremity task postures?

5-21-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Sheela Toprani Tang
Advisor: Dominique Durand
Title: Fiber tract stimulation for hippocampal seizure prevention.

5-18-2010: Jeff Capadona, a principal investigator in the Advanced Platform Technology Center at the Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has received a Merit Review Award for from the VA for his project entitled "Novel modalities for assessing the cortical tissue – electrode interface”

5-14-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar

Friday, May 14, 2010, 8:30-9:30AM
Biomedical Research Building (BRM) Room 105
Case Western Reserve University

Speaker: Paolo Bonato, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Depart. Of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Harvard Medical School
Title: Technology in Rehabilitation

5-12-2010: Congratulation to Dominique Durand who successfully renewed a GAANN training grant from the Department of Education for Neural Engineering graduate students.

5-07-2010: Congratulation to Brian Wodlinger win has won the V. Lemmon graduate student competition CWRU. Advisor: Dominique Durand

May 7 - 8, 2010
IEEE_EMBS Forum on Grand Challenges in Neuroengineering
Washington
http://www.gcbme10.org/index.html

5-07-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: David Tang
Advisor: Dominique Durand
Title: A Tunable Support Vector Machine Assembly Classifier for Epileptic Seizure Detection.

4-30-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Wickenden 105
Presenter: Brian Wodlinger
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand
Title: Recovering Ffascicular Signals in Peripheral Nerves

4-23-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
Presenter: Stephen Foldes Advisor: Dr. Dawn Taylor
Title: Commanding a Virtual Upper-Extremity Neuroprosthesis with Field Potentials

4-16-2010:
NeuroProsthesis Seminar
8:30 @ BRB
Stuart F. Cogan, ScD
Vice-President, Director of Advanced Materials Research
EIC Laboratories
Title: Limitations and Opportunities with Neural Stimulation Electrodes

4-9-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
Presenter : Andrew Kibler. Advisor: Dominique Durand
Title: Orthogonal Wave Propagation in the Unfolded Rodent Hippocampus and a 64 Channel Microelectrode Array System for in-vitro Recording

Congratulations to Robert Kirsch, winner of the 2010 Research Award, Case School of Engineering, CWRU

4-5-2010: Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kirsh, winner of the 2010 CWRU Case School of Engineering research award.

4-2-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 AM
Title: PLIANT INTRACORTICAL IMPLANTS AND THE PROXIMITY OF NEURONAL CELL BODIES
Presenter: James Harris

3-26-2010: NEC Seminar
9:00 AM
Presenter: Amar Marathe
Tools for efficiently comparing decoding options for real-time control of upper limb neuroprostheses

3-12-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 105 @ 9:00 AM
Presenter:  Hyunjoo Park, Title: Motion Control of Neuromuscular Skeletal Systems with a Flat Interface Nerve Electrode.

2-26-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 105 @ 9:00 AM
Presenter:  Thomas Ladas, Title: Optogenetic Stimulation for Seizure Suppression.

2-24-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 322 - Noon - 1:00pm
Presenter:  Steven J. Eppell: Title: Connecting Molecular Scale Measurements To Nanoscale Tissue Mechanics

2-24-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 322 - Noon - 1:00pm
Presenter:  Jonathan T. C. Liu: Title: Dual-axis confocal microscopy for quantitative molecularly-targeted cancer detection and therapy.

2-12-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar. "Stimulating neurons with light: current state and future challenges" 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Rm 105
CWRU. Live video stream 8:30 a.m. More...

1-22-2010: Matt Iorio: NEC Seminar: A Continuous Adaptive Controller for EMG Control of Upper Extremity Neuroprostheses. Advsisor: Robert Kirsch

1-18-2010: Nian Tian: Masters Defense: Sleep and Seizure interactions in a genetic model of epilepsy
Wickenden 105 @ 1:00pm, Advisor: Dominique Durand

1-15-2010: Pedram Mohseni: Neural Prostheses Seminar: Integrated Circuits and Systems for Brain Neuromonitoring and Microstimulation, BRB @ 8:30


2009

11-20-09 Erin Lavik among the panel of translational medicine experts

10-31-09  Richard Andersen: NP Seminar Cognitive Neural Prosthetics

11-23-09 Michael Ackerman. PhD Defense. Reduction of the onset of response in high frequency block. Advisor: Kevin Kilgore

4-16-09 Integrated Engineering and Rehabilitation training. Congratulations to Bob Kirsch for renewing this T32 training grant.

3-31-09  Jeff Hawkins: Ford Distinguished Lecture. Wolstein @4:30 Hierarchical Temporal Memory: How a theory of the neocortex may lead to truly intelligent machines. Click here for more information and here for stream live video.

3-30-09 Chris Pulliam: NEC Seminar, Wickenden 105@ 9:00 EMG Control of Transhumeral Prostheses. Advisor: D. Taylor.

3-27-09 Scott Lemka. NEC seminar Wickenden 105 @ 9:00 The electrode Tissue interface during deep brain Stimulation Advisor: C. McIntyre.

3-20-09 Brian Wodlinger: NEC Seminar, Wickenden 105@ 9:00 Recovering fascicular signals from peripheral nerves. Advisor: DM Durand

3-16-09 Matt Williams: PhD Defense. Sears 354 @ 1:00 Evaluation of 3D and 2D command sources for individuals with high tetraplegia. Advisor: R. Kirsch

3-16-09 Matthew Schiefer PhD Defense. Nord 410 @ 3:30 Optimized Design of Neural Interfaces for Femoral Nerve Clinical Neuroprostheses: Anatomically-Based Modeling and Intraoperative Evaluation Advisor: D. Tyler

3-13-09 Lara Boyd, Neural Prosthesis Seminar, BRB 105 @8:00 Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC. Can the damaged brain be "primed" to learn by transcranial magnetic stimulation

3-5-09 Beth Lewandowski, PhD Defense, Wick 105 @3:00


2008

11-25-08  PhD Defense,, Wick 105 @3:00
Kara Kile: Analysis and  Control of Seizure Activity in a Sodium Channel Mutation Animal Model of Epilepsy, Advisor: DM Durand

11-06-08:  BME Seminar (12:00 Wickenden 22)
 Erin Lavik   Synthetic microenvironment for protection and repair of the nervous system. Host: DM Durand

11-4-08: Allen and Constance Ford distinguished lecture series
Michael Merzenich: A revolution in neuro-therapeutics: brain plasticity-based strategies targeting neurological and psychiatric illness. Host: DM Durand
Click here for more information

9-12-08:  Neural Prosthesis Seminar (8:30 BRB 105)                 
HM Herr , Associate Professor in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT. The importance of neuromechaqnical limb models in the design of leg prostheses and orthoses. Host: R. Kirsch

9-12-08:  Neural Engineering  Seminar (9:00 Wickended 105)
Michael Ackerman High frequency block of peripheral nerves: reducing the onset response Host: K. Kilgore

9-12-08:  Neural Prosthesis Seminar (12:00 Wickenden 322)
 Erin Lavik  Engineering angiogenesis following spinal cord injury: building functional, stable blood vessels and promoting the formation of blood-spinal cord barrier. Host: H. Peckham

9-4-08:  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Natalie Brill  Selective Control of Hand Function in non-human primates with flat interface nerve electrode. Host: D. Tyler

8-14-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Thomas Foutz Evaluation of novel simulus waveforms for subthalamic deep brain stimulation, Cleveland Clinic and CWRU. Host: C. McIntyre

8-1-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Matthew Schiefer  Modelling ad intraoperative evaluation of the flat interface nerve electrode (FINE)  for selective recruitment of anterior thigh muscles in humans, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU, Host: D. Tyler

7-29-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)                     
Andrew Sloan, The role of tonic responses in auditory frequency discremination, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU, Host: D. Taylor

7-25-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
Abirami Muralidharan, Factors influencing the use of EEG as a control signal for therapeutic applications, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU Host; D. Taylor

7-18-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Patricia Sanders, User preferences for neural prostheses to restore bladder function, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU. Host; K Gustafson

6-27-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
Hyunjoo Park, Motion control of neuromuscular skeletal systesm using FINE Neural Engineering Center, CWRU. Host; D. Durand

6-04-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
 Stephen Foldes, Improving brain-based commands by increasing spatial independance, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU

5-16-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Juan Hincapie, PhD Defense, EMG-based control of upper extremity neuroprostheses for C5/C6 spinal cord injury. Neural Engineering Center, CWRU

4-23-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (11:00 Wickenden 322)
Sen Chen: Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology University of California, San Francisco, Memory formation and storage in the Hippocampus

4-15-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (11:00 Wickenden 322)
Allan Dorval: Biomedical Engineering, Deep brain memorization that regularizes neural activity treats motor symptons in Parkinsons's disease, Duke University4-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Alicia Jensen, PhD Defense, Neural Engineering Center, Control of axonal conduction by high frequency stimulation. Advisor: DM Durand

3-20-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (4:00 Wickenden 422)                   
Jitendran Muthuswamy:   Novel microtechnology for neural communication. Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University

3-7-08  Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Yanina Gringberg. Effect of neural anatomy on model predictions of excitation. MSc Thesis defense.  Advisor: Ken Gustafson

2-29-08  Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Jeffry Mcmanus. Controlling muscle activity throught the stimulation of individual neurons. Advisor: Hille Chiel (Biology), CWRU

2-21-08  Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Brian Wodlinger. Selective Recording from peripheral nerves. Advisor: DM Durand (BME), CWRU

2-14-08 Neural Prosthesis Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
Nancy Byl: , University of California, San Francisco. Task Specific Focal Hand Dystonia

2-07 08 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
Thomas Cowan: Re-innervation of a denervating muscle for FES: Advisor: H. von Recum and R. Kirsch, BME, CWRU


2007

12-4-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring) 
Patrick Tresco: Keck Center for tissue engineering, University of Utah Title: CNS response to implanted circuits

2-14-07 Neural Prosthesis Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
Nancy Byl: , University of California, San Francisco. Task Specific Focal Hand Dystonia

2-07 07 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Thomas Cowan: Re-innervation of a denervating muscle for FES: Advisor: H. von Recum and R. Kirsch, BME, CWRU

12-4-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
Patrick Tresco: Keck Center for tissue engineering, University of Utah        Title: CNS response to implanted circuits

11-08-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)  
Ben Bellinger: Non-Linear Dynamical model fitting for fast optimization of DBS stimulation parameters: Advisor: Cameron McIntyre, BME, Cleveland Clinic

11-08-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)  
Tom Foutz: Deep Brain stimulation: Changing waveforms might be a good thing. Advisor: Cameron McINtyre, BME, Cleveland Clinic

11-2-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
 Paul Bridgman: Patterning substratesto control growth andproduce neural circuits, Anatomy, Neurology and BME, Washington University

10-26-2007 Friday Morning Seminar  (9:00 Wickenden 105)Chris Pulliam: EMG Control of a Transhumeral Prosthesis. Advisor: R. Kirsch

10-19-2007 Neural Prosthesis Seminar (9:00 BRB 105) 
Leigh R Hochberg, MD, PhD, Harvard University, Brown University, "Neurologists listening to neurons: Intra cortical recording for restorative neurotechnology. 10-

12-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 Wolstein)
Dianne Hoffman-Kim: Axon guidance in complex environments: Fundamental science of nerve repair technology, Brown University

10-06-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Peter Cooman: Future challenges in mid-level tetraplegia. Advisor: Bob Kirsch9-

21-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Scott Lempka: In vivo impedance spectroscopy of deep brain stimulation electrodes, Cleveland Clinic,Adv: C. McIntyre

9-15-2007 Undergraduate research award
Yanina Grinberg, a BS/MS student in the NEC working with Ken Gustafson receives the 2007 BMES undergraduate student design and research award. Clear HERE for more information

8-31-07 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
James Harris: Implantation of a Novel Dynamically-Stiff Polymer, NEC

7-18-07 Neural Engineering Fall Seminar Series
Cellular Neural Engineering

6/8/07 Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation  Lectures (NERL)
New directions in Neural Prosthetics, Cleveland, Ohio


2006

Fall 2006  Neural Engineering Seminar Series
Therapeutic Neural Engineering

Dennis Turner, Duke University
Ivan Osario,  Kansas Medical Center
Mark Hallett, NIH
Anatol Bragin, UCLA

September 2006: Three Neural Engineering Students receive Third Frontier Award from the state of Ohio
Students                           Faculty Mentor
Kara Buehrer-Kile            Dominique Durand
Matthew Schiefer           Ronald Triolo
Christa Wheeler              Hunter Peckham

June 2006 Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation  Lectures  (NERL)
Peripheral nerve electrodes: advanced development and clinical applications.

6/23/06 Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation  Lectures  (NERL)  Peripheral nerve electrodes: advanced development and clinical applications.

May 2006 Alicia Jensen, winner at the 29th annual biomedical graduate student symposium, CWRU for an abstract entitled: Mechanisms underlying suppression of axonal conduction by high frequency stimulation (HFS) (Advisor: DM Durand)


2005

August 2005  Dominique Durand gives  three key-note lectures in China and Japan

May, 2005 Matthew Schiefer wins the Marcus Singer graduate student competition at CWRU for his work on peripheral nerve modeling (advisor: D. Tyler)

March 05  W. Tesfayesus and Z. Lertmanorat   finalists in the Neural Engineering Conference Excellence awards in the student and post-doctoral category respectively (Advisor: D. Durand)

 

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