BME Project 9: Improving neuroprosthetic interfaces with the peripheral nervous system

Faculty mentor: Tim Bruns, Ph.D.
Required skills: Interest in in vivo research. Attention to detail. Lab experience.
We have a goal of developing improved interfaces with the peripheral nervous system. In acute and long-term experiments, we are examining the use of penetrating and non-penetrating electrodes for recording neural activity and driving nerve responses. This project may involve electrode fabrication, implant surgery, data collection and analysis, and review of nerve-implant histology.