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Highlights of Neural Microsystems Lab

Jemmy Sutanto and Jit Muthuswamy, “Method for Creating and Packaging 3-Dimensional Stacks of Biochips Containing Microelectro-Mechanical Systems” US patent # 8653642 issued Feb. 18, 2014.

Jemmy Sutanto and Jit Muthuswamy, “Systems and methods for high aspect ratio flip-chip interconnects,” US patent #9067272 to be issued June 30, 2015.

Arati Sridharan, post-doctoral fellow in our lab is promoted to Research Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering.

Arati Sridharan, post-doc in our lab was chosen for the Young Investigator award (honorable mention) at the IEEE BRAIN Grand challenges conference 2014 in Washington DC for her poster titled "Soft, brain-like neural interfaces yield stable electrical impedances in long-term experiments" (authored by Arati Sridharan and Jit Muthuswamy).

Our research published in Journal of Neural Engineering describes how soft neural interfaces made from nano-composites reduce strain and strain rates in brain tissue in vivo. The report is authored by Arati Sridharan, Jessica Nguyen, Jeff Capadona and Jit Muthuswamy.

Our research describing the functional consequences of silencing BACE1 (a therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease) is published in Journal of Neuroengineering and Neuroscience.

Sindhu Anand successfully defends her doctoral dissertation titled "Towards adaptive micro-robotic neural interfaces: Autonomous navigation of microelectrodes in the brain for optimal neural recording" on Nov. 1, 2013. She joins Intel at Portland, OR as a Technology development engineer.

Jit Muthuswamy will be speaking at the "Symposium on Grand Challenges in Neural Technology 2013" in Singapore on Dec. 4, 2013.

Research grant from  National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Dr. Jit Muthuswamy  funds research to develop novel nanoscale, robotic neural interface technologies for intracellular recordings from single neurons.

Our novel "pre-condition and transfect" approach for delivery of genetic constructs into primary neurons with high efficiency is now in press for publication in Molecular Therapy – Nucleic acids journal (a Nature group publication). The authors are Arati Sridharan, Chetan Patel and Jit Muthuswamy.

A new quantitative description of the material properties of the brain tissue at the implant-brain tissue interface as it changes with time under chronic implantation is now provided in our recent publication in Journal of Neural Engineering. The title of the publication is "Long-term changes int he material properties of brain-tissue at the implant-tissue interface" and is authored by Arati Sridharan, Subramaniam Rajan, and Jit Muthuswamy.

Arati Sridharan is awarded a travel grant to present at the 16th Annual meeting of the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT.

Ajay Karpur is awarded an Undergraduate Research Internship with the NASA Space Grant Program at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Celeste Fralick graduates with a PhD for her dissertation titled "A Statistical Clinical Decision Support Tool For Determining Thresholds in Remote Monitoring Using Predictive Analytics." She is a Principal Engineer at Intel.

Celeste Fralick graduation 2013

Chetan Patel graduated with a PhD for his dissertation titled, "Microscale electroporation for transfection of genetic constructs into adherent secondary cells and primary neurons in culture." After receiving job offers from both Intel and Medtronic, he joined Medtronic Inc. in Tempe, AZ..