Department of Biomedical Engineering

Seminars

Thursday, September 26, 2019
NP Seminar
4:00 PM, BRB 105
Speaker: Tim Bruns, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
Title: Developing an Interface with Dorsal Root Ganglia for Closed-Loop Bladder Control More

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Neurosciences Seminar
12:10 PM, BRB 105
Speaker: Nelson Spruston, PhD
Senior Director of Scientific Programs; Laboratory Head
HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Title: Deciphering the function of specific cell types in memory circuits
Host: Dr. Qian Sun More

Friday, September 20, 2019
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 300

Speaker: Cale Crowder
Research Adviser: Prof. Kirsch
Title: A Crash Course in Hypothesis Testing for Researchers Who Would Rather Focus on the "Science" More

Friday, September 13, 2019
NO SEMINAR

Friday, September 6, 2019
9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Sydney Song
Advisor: Prof. Capadona
Title: A Gene Expression Approach in Understanding Neuroinflammation associated with Microelectrode Failure More

Friday, September 6, 2019
11am in NE1-205 at the Cleveland Clinic
Speaker: John Rogers, Biomedical
Engineering, Northwestern University
Title: Soft Electronics for the Human Body More

Friday, August 30, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Saksham Sharda
Advisor: Prof. Ajiboye

Friday, August 23, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 am, Wickenden 321
Speaker: Leah Marie Roldan
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Does modulation of pulse amplitude result in the same characteristics of perceived intensity as modulation of pulse width? More

Friday, August 9, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 am, Nord 400
Speaker: Paul Gloth
Advisor: Prof. Capadona More

BME Summer 2019 Seminar Series

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Wickenden, Room 321
Deep brain optical imaging in freely behaving animals
Bo Liang, PhD

Thursday, August 1, 2019
11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Wickenden, Room 321
Sensory information: From neural coding to human experience
Emily Graczyk, PhD

Friday, August 2, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 am, Nord 400
Speaker: Nabeel Chowdhury
Advisor: Prof. Tyler
Title: Masked Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Results in Preconscious Motor Activation More

Friday, July 24, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 am, Nord 400
Speaker: Aidan Friederich
Advisor: Dr. Triolo
Title: Characterization of Trunk Muscle Recruitment Properties in Three Dimensions More

Friday, July 19, 2019
NO SEMINAR

Friday, July 12, 2019
NO SEMINAR

Friday, July 5, 2019
NO SEMINAR

Friday, June 28, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 am, Nord 400
Speaker: Platon Lukyanenko
Advisor: Dustin Tyler
Title: Accelerating a synergy-model-based prosthetic hand controller with an ANN More

Friday, June 21, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 am, Nord 400
Speaker: Hendrik A Dewald
Advisor: Dr. Kirsch
Title: Functional Impact and Quantification of Peripheral Nerve Blocks More

Friday, June 14, 2019
NEC Seminar
9:00 am, Nord 400
Speaker: Elizabeth Heald
Advisor: Prof. Peckham
Title: Response of below-injury EMG activity to biofeedback training in motor complete SCI More

Thursday, June 6, 2019
NP Seminar - Industry Round Table

3:00PM, Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413
More

Friday, May 24, 2019
No Seminar

Friday, May 17, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Room Wickenden 105 (note location!)
Speaker: Sandra Hnat
Advisors: Drs. Triolo and Audu
Title: Estimating Center of Mass Kinematics During Human Standing Using Inertial Measurement Units More

Friday, May 10, 2019
No NEC Seminar due to finals.

Friday, May 3, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Room Wickenden 105
Speaker: Kristen Gelenitis
Advisor: Prof. Triolo
Title: Selective Neural Stimulation-Induced Exercise after SCI More

Friday, April 26, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Yang Zheng
Advisor: Dr. Isabelle Deschenes
Title: Dynamic Modulation of Cardiac Sodium Channel Coupling More

April 15, 2019
Publishing with IEEE Workshop
1:00-3:00 PM
Rockefeller 309 More

Friday, April 5, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Tyler Johnson
Advisor: Prof. D. Taylor
Title: Improving Neural Control of an FES Arm Model More

Friday, March 29, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Youjoung Kim
Advisor: Prof. Capadona
Title: Localized Resveratrol Delivery Improves Recording Quality from Intracortical Microelectrodes More

Friday, March 22, 2019
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413
Speaker: Kenneth Baker, PhD
Title: Deep Brain Stimulation: Developing, Optimizing, and Understanding Therapeutic Strategies in Stroke and Parkinson's Disease More

Friday, March 8, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Presenter: Joseph Marmerstein
Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Durand
Title: Chronic Recording of Rat Vagal Tone with Carbon Nanotube Yarn Electrodes More

Friday, March 1, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Presenter: Kelsey Bower
NIH Predoctoral Fellow, McIntyre Lab
Title: Deep brain stimulation of afferent axon terminals: the effect of myelination More

Friday, February 22, 2019
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Ivana Cuberovic
Advisor: Prof. Tyler
Title: The perceptual and psychological experience of a sensory feedback prosthesis over two months of home use More

Friday, February 8, 2019
NO NEC Seminar

Friday, February 8, 2019 CANCELED
NP Seminar

10 AM, Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413
Speaker: Adam Gazzaley MD., PhD More

Friday, February 1, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, NORD 400
Speaker: Nicholas Couturier
Advisor: Prof. Durand More

Friday, January 25, 2019
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, Wolstein Room 1413
Speaker: Christos Davatzikos, PhD
Wallace T. Miller Sr., Professor of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Title: Machine Learning in Neuroimaging: Applications to Clinical Neuroscience and Neurooncology

Friday, January 18, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Breanne Christie
Advisors: Dr. Triolo and Dr. Tyler
Title: Preliminary results on a skilled walking task after restoring lower-limb sensory feedback More

Friday, January 11, 2019
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM,Nord 400
Speaker: Natalie Cole
Advisor: Prof. Bolu Ajiboye
Title: Time-invariant Muscle Synergies from Dynamic Hand Function More

Friday, December 14, 2018
NO SEMINAR

Friday, December 7, 2018
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413
Speaker: Mark Griswold, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Radiology, School of Medicine

Friday, November 30, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 204
Speaker: Cale Crowder
Advisor: Bob Kirsch, PhD
Title: Towards a Universal Brain-Computer Interface Decoder More

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Department of Biology Seminar
4:00 PM, DeGrace Hall, Room 312
Speaker: Mitra Hartmann, PhD
Professor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
Topic: "Building a rat from the outside in: active sensing with whiskers" More

Friday, November 16, 2018
NP Seminar

8:30 am Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413
Speaker: Nanthia Suthana, PhD
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Neurosurgery
Title: Brain Implants, Virtual Reality, and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders More

Friday, November 9, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 204
Speaker: Rajat Shivacharan
Advisor: Prof. Durand
Title: Self-propagating, non-synaptic hippocampal waves travel by electric field coupling More

Friday November 2, 2018
NEC seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 204
Speaker: Sydney Song
Advisor: Prof. Capadona
Title: Targeting ROS in Order to Prolong the Lifespan of Intracortically Implanted Microelectrodes More

Friday October 26, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 204
Speaker: Christopher Delianides
Advisor: Dr. Triolo
Title: Balanced Human Ankle Motion Using Implanted Tibial and Fibular Nerve Cuffs More

Friday October 19, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 204
Speaker: Chia-Chu Chiang, Ph.D.
Advisor: Prof. Dominique Durand
Title: Slow oscillations during sleep propagate by ephaptic coupling More

Friday, October 12, 2018
NP Seminar
8:30am, DeGrace Hall Room 312
Speaker: Cameron McIntyre
Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
Title: Connectomic Deep Brain Stimulation More

Friday October 5, 2018
NEC seminar

Nord 204, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Anisha Rastogi
Research Advisor: Dr. Bolu Ajiboye
Title: Evaluating the effects of volitional state on force representation in motor cortex of intracortical BCI users with chronic tetraplegia More

Friday September 28, 2018
NEC seminar

Nord 204, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Nabeel Chowdhury
Research Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Reduced Simple Reaction Times to Peripheral Nerve Stimulation May Indicate Preconscious Processing of Tactile Feedback More

September 21, 2018
8:30am, DeGrace Hall, Room 312
Case Western Reserve University
Daniel Rizzuto, PhD
CEO Nia Therapeutics
Direct Brain Interfaces for Memory Restoration More

Friday September 14, 2018
NEC seminar

NOTE LOCATION: Nord 240, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Hillary Bedell
Advisor: Prof. Capadona
Title: A review of active anti-inflammatory approaches to reduce the biological response to intracortical microelectrodes More

Friday September 7, 2018
NEC seminar
CANCELED

Friday August 31, 2018
NEC seminar
CANCELED

Friday August 24, 2018
NEC seminar
CANCELED

Friday August 17, 2018
NEC seminar
CANCELED

Friday August 10, 2018
NEC seminar

Nord 400, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Hendrik Dewald
Advisor: Prof. Kirsch
Title: Impact of Peripheral Nerve Block on Flexion Synergy Expression at the Wrist and Hand in Stroke More

Friday July 27, 2018
NEC seminar
Nord 400, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Alistair McEwan
The University of Sydney
Title: Neural interfaces for cerebral palsy More

Friday July 20, 2018
NEC seminar
Nord 400, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Elizabeth Heald
Advisors: Prof. Peckham
Title: Utilizing Muscle Activity from Below the Spinal Cord Injury Level for Neuroprosthetic Control More

Friday July 14, 2018
NEC seminar
Nord 400, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Dr. Brooke Odle
Advisors: Drs. Ron Triolo and Musa Audu
Title: Estimating the Interaction Forces of the Upper Extremities and Support Devices More

NO NEC Seminar Friday July 6

Friday June 29
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Jessica De Abreu
Advisor: Prof. Kirsch
Title: Virtual reality models for studying object interaction effects in BCI-controlled reaching tasks More

Friday, June 22, 2018
NEC Seminar Canceled

Friday, June 22, 2108
NP Seminar
Noon, BRB 105
Speaker: Peter Kirkwood,PhD
University College, London
Title: Following Sherrington: Integration in Intercostal Motoneurons More

Friday, June 15, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Ryan Reyes
Advisor: Prof. Ron Triolo
Title: Development and Metabolic Testing of a Hybrid Neuroprosthesis for Walking After Paraplegia More

Friday, June 8, 2018
NP Seminar

8:30 am, Linsalata Alumni Center, Foster Castele Great Hall
Case Western Reserve University
Speaker: Tim Denison, PhD
Vice President of Research and Core Technology, Medtronic
Title: Designing for Value: One Positive and One Disastrous Case Study More

Friday, June 1, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Kelsey Bower
Advisor: Prof. McIntyre
Title: Modeling deep brain stimulation of afferent axon terminals: the role of axon morphology and head model complexity More

Friday, May 25, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Joseph Marmerstein, Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Durand
Title: Chronic Recording of Rat Vagal Tone with Carbon Nanotube Yarn Electrodes More

Friday, May 18, 2018
No Seminar

Friday, May 11, 2018
No Seminar

Friday, May 4, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Brian Sanner, Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Prof. Tyler
Title: Verification Testing of an Inline High Density Connector for Implanted Functional Electrical Stimulation More

Friday, April 27, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Prof. Mortimer
Topic: Authorship More

April 25, 2018
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
12:00pm, Rockefeller Building - Room 303
Student: John Hermann
Advisor: Jeffrey Capadona, Ph.D.
Title: "The Role of Innate Immunity in the Response to Intracortical Microelectrode" More

April 20, 2018
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
9:00am, NORD 400
Student: Daniel Young
Advisor: A. Bolu Ajiboye, Ph.D.
Title: "Restoring Brain-Controlled Movements after Paralysis: Developing Brain Computer Interfaces for Control of Reaching Using Functional Electrical Stimulation" More

Friday, April 13, 2018
APTC Distinguished Lecture Series

11am-12pm, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Room NE1-205
Speaker: Shelley Fried, PhD
Title: Restoring function with neural prostheses: work towards the development of more effective stimulation strategies More

Friday, April 13, 2018
NP Seminar

8:30am, BRB 105
Speaker: Sliman Bensmaia, PhD
Title: Biological and Bionic Hands: Natural Neural Coding and Artificial Perception More

Friday, April 6, 2018
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Grant McCallum, PhD
PI: Prof. Durand
Title: "Neural activity within solid breast tumors and the implications on metastasis" More

Friday, March 29, 2018
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Ivana Cuberovic
Advisor: Prof. Dustin Tyler
Title: "Cognitive Factors Driving Perception of Sensory Location" More

Friday, March 23, 2018
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Platon Lukyanenko
Advisor: Prof. Dustin Tyler
Title: "A muscle synergy basis for a continuous, proportional, simultaneous prosthetic hand controller allows reduced training time without performance degradation." More

Friday, March 16, 2018
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building Room 1413
Title: Interfacing with Autonomic Nerves
Speaker: Dominique Durand, PhD

Friday, March 9, 2018
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Natalie Cole
Advisor: Prof. Bolu Ajiboye
Title: "Reducing the dimensionality of time-varying hand function with muscle synergies" More

Friday, March 2, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Breanne Christie
Advisors: Drs. Ronald Triolo and Dustin Tyler
Title: Evaluating the functional performance and cognitive burden of lower limb sensory neuroprostheses More

Friday, February 23, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Nicholas Couturier
Advisor: Prof. Durand
Title: Low-frequency fiber tract stimulation for seizure suppression in cortical epilepsies More

Friday, February 16, 2018
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building Room 1413
Speaker: Julius DeWald, PhD More

NEC Seminar
Friday, February 9, 2018

CANCELED

Friday, February 2, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Cale Crowder
Advisor: Robert Kirsch, PhD
Title: Applications of deep learning in brain-computer interfaces More

Friday, January 26, 2018
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Rajat Shivacharan
Advisor: Prof. Durand
Title: Spontaneous neural activity can propagate non-synaptically More

January 25, 2018
M.S. Dissertation Defense
9:00am, Wickenden 420
Student: Nathan Kostick
Title: Novel Carbon-Nanotube Based Neural Interface for Chronic Recording of Glossopharyngeal Nerve Activity More

Friday, January 19, 2018
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building Room 1413

Speaker: Aaron Batista, PhD
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Principal Investigator, Sensory Motor Integration Laboratory and Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Title: How does the brain change when we learn? more


Welcome

NEC

The Neural Engineering Center (NEC) is a coordinated group of scientists and engineers dedicated to research and education in an area at the interface between neuroscience and engineering. They share the common goal of analyzing the function of the nervous system, developing methods to restore damaged neurological function, and creating artificial neuronal systems by integrating physical, chemical, mathematical, biological and engineering tools.

Featured Alumna
Emily Graczyk, Ph.D.

Emily Graczyk B.S. University of South Carolina, Columbia, PhD Case Western Reserve University Research Associate, Dept. Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University
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The center was started in 2001 and replaced the Applied Neural Control Laboratory (ANCL) started in 1972. The center offers breadth and depth in Neural Engineering research and education in a highly ranked biomedical engineering department and medical school. The center is located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

The graduates of this program have made significant contributions to the development and the growth of this fast growing area of neural engineering in academic, industrial and federal institutions.

News & Special Events

September 6, 2019
BME Faculty Candidate

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Wickenden, Room 321
Douglas Weber, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Title: Implantable, injectable, and wearable devices for sensing and controlling neurological functions More

Dominique Durand named Distinguished University Professor For his long-term commitment to teaching and mentoring students, and his signature work work in neural research and epilepsy... More

The journal of Neural Engineering impact factor gets a boost. JNE impact factor (IF) is now 4.55 and is well placed in the field of journals with related scope. More

August 27, 2019
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
11:00am, Wickenden Building - Room 105
PhD Candidate: Elizabeth Heald
Thesis Advisor: P. Hunter Peckham
Title: "Volitional Myoelectric Signals from the Lower Extremity in Human Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Characterization and Application in Neuroprosthetic Control" More

Congratulations, Jeffrey Capadona, PhD on being promoted to Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University More

Case Western Reserve researchers discover new technique to prevent seizures. More

Rajat Shivaracharan wins the CWRU school of medicine doctoral excellence award. More

Nicholas Couturier win the 2019 Basic Science Epilepsia award. More

Congratulations, Bolu Ajiboye, PhD and Robert Kirsch, PhD. First Place - 2018 International Annual BCI-Research Award More

Neural Engineering Center professors featured in a Nature review article on the future of Medicine

Bolu Ajiboye is in the news!


Job Opportunities

University of Florida
The Hebert Wertheim College of Engineering and the Fixel Center for Neurological Disorders at the McKnight Brain Institute
Two postdoctoral positions. More

NINDS Post-Doctoral T32 Training Opportunity
Training Program in Recovery and Restoration of CNS Health and Function More

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, focused ultrasound neuromodulation (FUS) in in vivo rodent models More

Post-Doctorate Research Associate, University of Maryland College Park: Electrochemistry for Materials Fabrication, Information Processing and Redox-Based Bioelectronics Successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary group to develop novel experimental approaches that use electrochemistry for materials fabrication and redox-based bioelectronics More

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maryland: Synthetic Biology Candidates will engineer biological networks, including those involving cell-cell signaling as well as those that interface with microelectronic devices. More

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Chronic Pain - Duke University We seek a highly-motivated individual who enjoys the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment to join our team. Our goal is to understand and control neural function with the purpose of developing innovative therapies for individuals with neurological impairment or disease. The focus of this position is on experimental studies to advance innovative methods of spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain. Posted 7/3/2019
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