Flexible Fiber-based Neural probes

Tissue Engineering

Nanomagnetic Medicine

Who are we?

Welcome to the Bioelectronics Group at MIT. Here we are working at the interface of materials science, electronics and neurobiology with the goal of advancing understanding and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. We design, synthesize and fabricate optoelectronic and magnetic devices that manipulate and record neuronal activity and development.

Our Research

Flexible Fiber-based Neural probes

Minimally invasive neural probes are very important in understanding the mechanism of debilitating neurological conditions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems, and to enable treatment of these conditions. Currently available neural probes, however, are limited in their use…

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Tissue Engineering

Injuries to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) affect a broad population globally and due to limited treatment options, full recovery is limited. In the United States alone, there are over 360,000 peripheral nervous system injuries every year. Of these injuries, 200,000 repairs are preformed, however only 40% of patients will regain normal function…

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Nanomagnetic Medicine

An emerging class of bioelectronics medicines based on minimally-invasive and wireless methods may be of clinical relevance for modulating electrical signals in deep brain structures. A potential platform is the conversion of alternating magnetic fields (AMFs) into a biological stimulus accomplished by magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) that dissipate heat via hysteretic power loss.

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