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2010

12-17-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Tom Foutz
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre
Title: Energy efficient neural stimulation

12-10-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
8:30 AM, Biomedical Research Building (BRB)
Rm. 105
Speaker: Heidi B. Martin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Title: "Conductive Diamond for Implantable Neurological Devices" More...

12-09-2010: Congratulations Alicia Jensen for the American Epilepsy Young Investigator Award for her contribution entitled: “Mechanisms of Suppression of axonal firing with High Frequency Stimulation”. Advisor: DM Durand

Congratulations to Erin Lavik for $2.3M New Innovator Grant from NIH Read more...

12-08-2010: Seminar
11 am, Room 310 Nord
Presenter: Cindy Chestek, Ph.D., Stanford
Topic: “Long-term stable neural prosthetic systems” More...

11-19-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Christopher Pulliam
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: An EMG-Based Approach for Control of a Dexterous Prosthetic Limb

11-12-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Rm. 105
Speaker: Michael Goldfarb, Ph.D.
H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Title: “New Horizons in Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetics” More...

11-5-2010: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
2 pm, Room 525 Wickenden
Presenter: Brian Wodlinger, Ph.D. Candidate, CWRU Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Dominique M. Durand, Ph.D.
Title: “Extracting Command Signals from Peripheral Nerve Recordings” Abstract

11-5-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Aaron Hadley
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Functional Electrical Stimulation for the Head and Neck

11-3-2010: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
4 pm, Room 525 Wickenden
Presenter: Stephen Foldes, Ph.D. Candidate, CWRU Dept of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Dawn M. Taylor, Ph.D.
Title: “Command of a Virtual Neuroprosthesis-Arm with Noninvasive Field Potentials” Abstract

10-22-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Swarna Solanki
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: Enhancing the Performance of an Upper Extremity FES system via Feedback and a Mobile Arm Support

10-15-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
Distinguished Lecture
8:30 am BRB 105
Presenter: Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD
Topic: Interim Performance Results from the Second Sight© Argus™ II Retinal Prosthesis Study.

10-8-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Yazan Al Dweiri
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand
Title: Chronic stimulation of human HGN as a treatment for OSA: Simulation Study

10-1-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenters: Erin Lavik and Jeffrey Capadona discuss their work and introduce new students.

9-30-2010: Congratulations to Erin Lavik for $2.3M New Innovator Grant from NIH Read more...

9-24-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Sheeba Joseph
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Gustafson
Title: Human Distal Sciatic Nerve Anatomy: Implications for Ankle Control using Nerve Cuff Electrodes.

9-17-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar
8:30-9:30 am, BRB Room 105
Presenter: Bijan Pesaran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neural Science
Center for Neural Science
New York University
Title: The Promise of Local Field Potentials for Neuroscience and Neural Engineering

9-10-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Ashutosh Chaturvedi
Advisor: Dr. Cameron McIntyre
Title: Current steering to activate targeted neural pathways during deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic region

8-27-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Nathaniel Makowski
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Crago
Title: M-Wave Removal During Electrical Stimulation

8-6-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Andrew Shoffstall
Advisor: Dr. Erin Lavik
Title: Synthetic Platelets' to Improve Functional Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury

7-30-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Harrison Kalodimos
Advisor: Dr. Dawn Taylor
Title: Co-adaptive decoding of muscle activations from motor cortex for real-time control of an upper limb neuroprosthesis

7-23-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Natalie Brill
Advisor: Dr. Dustin Tyler
Title: Design of Model-Based Hand-Grasp System Implementing Nerve-based Electrodes

June 21-23, 2010
39th Neural Interfaces Conference
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach CA
http://neuralinterfaces2010.com/

7-16-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Christa Moss Wheeler
Advisor: Dr. P. Hunter Peckham
Title: Feasibility of volitional activity from clinically paralyzed muscles for neuroprosthetic control.

7-9-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: James Liao
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: Artificial Neural Networks for Fusion of Simulated Brain Signals in a Brain Computer Interface

6-18-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Jaime McCoin
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Gustafson
Title: Afferent Stimulation of Sacral Dermatomes Suppresses Urethral Reflexes After Chronic SCI

6-11-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Abirami Muralidharan
Advisor: Dr. Dawn Taylor
Title: Brain Signal Triggered Therapeutic Devices for Chronic-Stroke Survivors

6-7-2010: News and extend congratulations to Dominique Durand who was recently elected as the North American representative to the IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
Well done Dominique!

6-4-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Daniel Tan
Advisor: Dustin Tyler
Title: Nerve Stimulation for Sensory Feedback

May 31 to June 4, 2010
Fourth International Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Meeting
Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula, California.
http://bcimeeting.org/2010

5-28-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Brian Murphy
Advisor: Robert Kirsch
Title: How many commands are needed to reach a set of functional, upper-extremity task postures?

5-21-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: Sheela Toprani Tang
Advisor: Dominique Durand
Title: Fiber tract stimulation for hippocampal seizure prevention.

5-18-2010: Jeff Capadona, a principal investigator in the Advanced Platform Technology Center at the Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has received a Merit Review Award for from the VA for his project entitled "Novel modalities for assessing the cortical tissue – electrode interface”

5-14-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar

Friday, May 14, 2010, 8:30-9:30AM
Biomedical Research Building (BRM) Room 105
Case Western Reserve University

Speaker: Paolo Bonato, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Depart. Of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Harvard Medical School
Title: Technology in Rehabilitation

5-12-2010: Congratulation to Dominique Durand who successfully renewed a GAANN training grant from the Department of Education for Neural Engineering graduate students.

5-07-2010: Congratulation to Brian Wodlinger win has won the V. Lemmon graduate student competition CWRU. Advisor: Dominique Durand

May 7 - 8, 2010
IEEE_EMBS Forum on Grand Challenges in Neuroengineering
Washington
http://www.gcbme10.org/index.html

5-07-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Room 105 Wickenden
Presenter: David Tang
Advisor: Dominique Durand
Title: A Tunable Support Vector Machine Assembly Classifier for Epileptic Seizure Detection.

4-30-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9 am, Wickenden 105
Presenter: Brian Wodlinger
Advisor: Dr. Dominique Durand
Title: Recovering Ffascicular Signals in Peripheral Nerves

4-23-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
Presenter: Stephen Foldes Advisor: Dr. Dawn Taylor
Title: Commanding a Virtual Upper-Extremity Neuroprosthesis with Field Potentials

4-16-2010:
NeuroProsthesis Seminar
8:30 @ BRB
Stuart F. Cogan, ScD
Vice-President, Director of Advanced Materials Research
EIC Laboratories
Title: Limitations and Opportunities with Neural Stimulation Electrodes

4-9-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
Presenter : Andrew Kibler. Advisor: Dominique Durand
Title: Orthogonal Wave Propagation in the Unfolded Rodent Hippocampus and a 64 Channel Microelectrode Array System for in-vitro Recording

Congratulations to Robert Kirsch, winner of the 2010 Research Award, Case School of Engineering, CWRU

4-5-2010: Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kirsh, winner of the 2010 CWRU Case School of Engineering research award.

4-2-2010: NEC Friday Seminar
9:00 AM
Title: PLIANT INTRACORTICAL IMPLANTS AND THE PROXIMITY OF NEURONAL CELL BODIES
Presenter: James Harris

3-26-2010: NEC Seminar
9:00 AM
Presenter: Amar Marathe
Tools for efficiently comparing decoding options for real-time control of upper limb neuroprostheses

3-12-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 105 @ 9:00 AM
Presenter:  Hyunjoo Park, Title: Motion Control of Neuromuscular Skeletal Systems with a Flat Interface Nerve Electrode.

2-26-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 105 @ 9:00 AM
Presenter:  Thomas Ladas, Title: Optogenetic Stimulation for Seizure Suppression.

2-24-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 322 - Noon - 1:00pm
Presenter:  Steven J. Eppell: Title: Connecting Molecular Scale Measurements To Nanoscale Tissue Mechanics

2-24-2010: NEC Friday Morning Seminar
Wickenden 322 - Noon - 1:00pm
Presenter:  Jonathan T. C. Liu: Title: Dual-axis confocal microscopy for quantitative molecularly-targeted cancer detection and therapy.

2-12-2010: Neural Prosthesis Seminar. "Stimulating neurons with light: current state and future challenges" 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Rm 105
CWRU. Live video stream 8:30 a.m. More...

1-22-2010: Matt Iorio: NEC Seminar: A Continuous Adaptive Controller for EMG Control of Upper Extremity Neuroprostheses. Advsisor: Robert Kirsch

1-18-2010: Nian Tian: Masters Defense: Sleep and Seizure interactions in a genetic model of epilepsy
Wickenden 105 @ 1:00pm, Advisor: Dominique Durand

1-15-2010: Pedram Mohseni: Neural Prostheses Seminar: Integrated Circuits and Systems for Brain Neuromonitoring and Microstimulation, BRB @ 8:30


2009

11-20-09 Erin Lavik among the panel of translational medicine experts

10-31-09  Richard Andersen: NP Seminar Cognitive Neural Prosthetics

11-23-09 Michael Ackerman. PhD Defense. Reduction of the onset of response in high frequency block. Advisor: Kevin Kilgore

4-16-09 Integrated Engineering and Rehabilitation training. Congratulations to Bob Kirsch for renewing this T32 training grant.

3-31-09  Jeff Hawkins: Ford Distinguished Lecture. Wolstein @4:30 Hierarchical Temporal Memory: How a theory of the neocortex may lead to truly intelligent machines. Click here for more information and here for stream live video.

3-30-09 Chris Pulliam: NEC Seminar, Wickenden 105@ 9:00 EMG Control of Transhumeral Prostheses. Advisor: D. Taylor.

3-27-09 Scott Lemka. NEC seminar Wickenden 105 @ 9:00 The electrode Tissue interface during deep brain Stimulation Advisor: C. McIntyre.

3-20-09 Brian Wodlinger: NEC Seminar, Wickenden 105@ 9:00 Recovering fascicular signals from peripheral nerves. Advisor: DM Durand

3-16-09 Matt Williams: PhD Defense. Sears 354 @ 1:00 Evaluation of 3D and 2D command sources for individuals with high tetraplegia. Advisor: R. Kirsch

3-16-09 Matthew Schiefer PhD Defense. Nord 410 @ 3:30 Optimized Design of Neural Interfaces for Femoral Nerve Clinical Neuroprostheses: Anatomically-Based Modeling and Intraoperative Evaluation Advisor: D. Tyler

3-13-09 Lara Boyd, Neural Prosthesis Seminar, BRB 105 @8:00 Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC. Can the damaged brain be "primed" to learn by transcranial magnetic stimulation

3-5-09 Beth Lewandowski, PhD Defense, Wick 105 @3:00


2008

11-25-08  PhD Defense,, Wick 105 @3:00
Kara Kile: Analysis and  Control of Seizure Activity in a Sodium Channel Mutation Animal Model of Epilepsy, Advisor: DM Durand

11-06-08:  BME Seminar (12:00 Wickenden 22)
 Erin Lavik   Synthetic microenvironment for protection and repair of the nervous system. Host: DM Durand

11-4-08: Allen and Constance Ford distinguished lecture series
Michael Merzenich: A revolution in neuro-therapeutics: brain plasticity-based strategies targeting neurological and psychiatric illness. Host: DM Durand
Click here for more information

9-12-08:  Neural Prosthesis Seminar (8:30 BRB 105)                 
HM Herr , Associate Professor in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT. The importance of neuromechaqnical limb models in the design of leg prostheses and orthoses. Host: R. Kirsch

9-12-08:  Neural Engineering  Seminar (9:00 Wickended 105)
Michael Ackerman High frequency block of peripheral nerves: reducing the onset response Host: K. Kilgore

9-12-08:  Neural Prosthesis Seminar (12:00 Wickenden 322)
 Erin Lavik  Engineering angiogenesis following spinal cord injury: building functional, stable blood vessels and promoting the formation of blood-spinal cord barrier. Host: H. Peckham

9-4-08:  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Natalie Brill  Selective Control of Hand Function in non-human primates with flat interface nerve electrode. Host: D. Tyler

8-14-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Thomas Foutz Evaluation of novel simulus waveforms for subthalamic deep brain stimulation, Cleveland Clinic and CWRU. Host: C. McIntyre

8-1-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Matthew Schiefer  Modelling ad intraoperative evaluation of the flat interface nerve electrode (FINE)  for selective recruitment of anterior thigh muscles in humans, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU, Host: D. Tyler

7-29-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)                     
Andrew Sloan, The role of tonic responses in auditory frequency discremination, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU, Host: D. Taylor

7-25-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
Abirami Muralidharan, Factors influencing the use of EEG as a control signal for therapeutic applications, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU Host; D. Taylor

7-18-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Patricia Sanders, User preferences for neural prostheses to restore bladder function, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU. Host; K Gustafson

6-27-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
Hyunjoo Park, Motion control of neuromuscular skeletal systesm using FINE Neural Engineering Center, CWRU. Host; D. Durand

6-04-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
 Stephen Foldes, Improving brain-based commands by increasing spatial independance, Neural Engineering Center, CWRU

5-16-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Juan Hincapie, PhD Defense, EMG-based control of upper extremity neuroprostheses for C5/C6 spinal cord injury. Neural Engineering Center, CWRU

4-23-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (11:00 Wickenden 322)
Sen Chen: Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology University of California, San Francisco, Memory formation and storage in the Hippocampus

4-15-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (11:00 Wickenden 322)
Allan Dorval: Biomedical Engineering, Deep brain memorization that regularizes neural activity treats motor symptons in Parkinsons's disease, Duke University4-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Alicia Jensen, PhD Defense, Neural Engineering Center, Control of axonal conduction by high frequency stimulation. Advisor: DM Durand

3-20-08  Neural Engineering Seminar (4:00 Wickenden 422)                   
Jitendran Muthuswamy:   Novel microtechnology for neural communication. Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University

3-7-08  Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Yanina Gringberg. Effect of neural anatomy on model predictions of excitation. MSc Thesis defense.  Advisor: Ken Gustafson

2-29-08  Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Jeffry Mcmanus. Controlling muscle activity throught the stimulation of individual neurons. Advisor: Hille Chiel (Biology), CWRU

2-21-08  Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Brian Wodlinger. Selective Recording from peripheral nerves. Advisor: DM Durand (BME), CWRU

2-14-08 Neural Prosthesis Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
Nancy Byl: , University of California, San Francisco. Task Specific Focal Hand Dystonia

2-07 08 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105) 
Thomas Cowan: Re-innervation of a denervating muscle for FES: Advisor: H. von Recum and R. Kirsch, BME, CWRU


2007

12-4-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring) 
Patrick Tresco: Keck Center for tissue engineering, University of Utah Title: CNS response to implanted circuits

2-14-07 Neural Prosthesis Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
Nancy Byl: , University of California, San Francisco. Task Specific Focal Hand Dystonia

2-07 07 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Thomas Cowan: Re-innervation of a denervating muscle for FES: Advisor: H. von Recum and R. Kirsch, BME, CWRU

12-4-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
Patrick Tresco: Keck Center for tissue engineering, University of Utah        Title: CNS response to implanted circuits

11-08-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)  
Ben Bellinger: Non-Linear Dynamical model fitting for fast optimization of DBS stimulation parameters: Advisor: Cameron McIntyre, BME, Cleveland Clinic

11-08-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)  
Tom Foutz: Deep Brain stimulation: Changing waveforms might be a good thing. Advisor: Cameron McINtyre, BME, Cleveland Clinic

11-2-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 BRB_Fohring)
 Paul Bridgman: Patterning substratesto control growth andproduce neural circuits, Anatomy, Neurology and BME, Washington University

10-26-2007 Friday Morning Seminar  (9:00 Wickenden 105)Chris Pulliam: EMG Control of a Transhumeral Prosthesis. Advisor: R. Kirsch

10-19-2007 Neural Prosthesis Seminar (9:00 BRB 105) 
Leigh R Hochberg, MD, PhD, Harvard University, Brown University, "Neurologists listening to neurons: Intra cortical recording for restorative neurotechnology. 10-

12-2007 Neural Engineering Seminar (8:30 Wolstein)
Dianne Hoffman-Kim: Axon guidance in complex environments: Fundamental science of nerve repair technology, Brown University

10-06-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Peter Cooman: Future challenges in mid-level tetraplegia. Advisor: Bob Kirsch9-

21-2007 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
Scott Lempka: In vivo impedance spectroscopy of deep brain stimulation electrodes, Cleveland Clinic,Adv: C. McIntyre

9-15-2007 Undergraduate research award
Yanina Grinberg, a BS/MS student in the NEC working with Ken Gustafson receives the 2007 BMES undergraduate student design and research award. Clear HERE for more information

8-31-07 Friday Morning Seminar (9:00 Wickenden 105)
James Harris: Implantation of a Novel Dynamically-Stiff Polymer, NEC

7-18-07 Neural Engineering Fall Seminar Series
Cellular Neural Engineering

6/8/07 Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation  Lectures (NERL)
New directions in Neural Prosthetics, Cleveland, Ohio


2006

Fall 2006  Neural Engineering Seminar Series
Therapeutic Neural Engineering

Dennis Turner, Duke University
Ivan Osario,  Kansas Medical Center
Mark Hallett, NIH
Anatol Bragin, UCLA

September 2006: Three Neural Engineering Students receive Third Frontier Award from the state of Ohio
Students                           Faculty Mentor
Kara Buehrer-Kile            Dominique Durand
Matthew Schiefer           Ronald Triolo
Christa Wheeler              Hunter Peckham

June 2006 Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation  Lectures  (NERL)
Peripheral nerve electrodes: advanced development and clinical applications.

6/23/06 Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation  Lectures  (NERL)  Peripheral nerve electrodes: advanced development and clinical applications.

May 2006 Alicia Jensen, winner at the 29th annual biomedical graduate student symposium, CWRU for an abstract entitled: Mechanisms underlying suppression of axonal conduction by high frequency stimulation (HFS) (Advisor: DM Durand)


2005

August 2005  Dominique Durand gives  three key-note lectures in China and Japan

May, 2005 Matthew Schiefer wins the Marcus Singer graduate student competition at CWRU for his work on peripheral nerve modeling (advisor: D. Tyler)

March 05  W. Tesfayesus and Z. Lertmanorat   finalists in the Neural Engineering Conference Excellence awards in the student and post-doctoral category respectively (Advisor: D. Durand)

 

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