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The Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab focuses on the advancement of neurotechnology for improved treatment of neurological disease. Many questions remain about how to improve the efficacy of implantable devices currently being used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, aphasia, locked-in syndrome, and ALS. Our team is excited to contribute significant solutions to the challenges of today’s medical devices. These devices require novel materials and fabrication methods to address the risks for brain damage, infection, and poor outcomes. Our mission is to invent and publish our solutions so that these ideas are used in future implantable bioelectronics. Our approach specializes in nanofabrication techniques of sensor and stimulation arrays, and advanced packaging of integrated circuits.
Our lab is part of two large neuroengineering initiatives. The Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN) which is co-directed by Nitin Tandon, M.D., a leading neurosurgeon in the treatment of epilepsy and decoding of neural language networks. TIRN is a unique combination of neurosurgery, neurology, bioinformatics, and technology development at UT Health.
We are also part of the exciting neuroengineering community at Rice University. Rice neural engineers / ECE faculty have co-located their labs at a state-of-the-art facility in the BRC and we are proud to join them. Combined with the Rice nanofab facility and TMC next door, there are few places with so much opportunity!
We are currently looking for future graduate students and job postings are posted in News.
Please contact the lab (link below) if you want to contribute to this exciting cross-disciplinary research!
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."
Zora Neale Hurston
Contact Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab
Rice University -- BRC
Neuroengineering - Lab 860F
6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030