Last month, Samantha Sun and Courtnie Paschall, both CNT and UW Department of Bioengineering graduate students, traveled 5,210 miles from Seattle, USA to Prague, Czech Republic to present their work at the annual IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
This summer, UW ECE labs are hosting five undergraduate students from across the country who are learning about neurotechnology. The students are part of a larger cohort placed at labs across the UW campus to take part in the Research Experience for Undergraduates through the Center for Neurotechnology.
Julien Bloch, PhD student in the University of Washington Department of Bioengineering who works in the lab of Center for Neurotechnology faculty member Dr. Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad, was named the 2022 recipient of the CNT Best Paper Award for Neurotechnology Advancement.
The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering will offer a new degree program of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE) with a Pathway in Neurotechnology.
The Center for Neurotechnology has been awarded a new National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) award. This REU Site award will support the training of 10 students for 10 weeks each summer from 2022 to 2024.
Yang Research Award recipient James Rosenthal holds a NeuroDisc prototype, which he developed at the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the lab of CNT member Matt Reynolds. The NeuroDisc is a low-power wireless brain-computer interface intended for use in electrophysiology experiments. Photo courtesy of Matt Reynolds
CNT member Azadeh Yazdan recently received a five-year grant from the NIH to experiment with using optogenetic stimulation, a cutting-edge neurotechnology, to induce targeted changes in the brain. Her research could lead to better treatments for neurological disorders and diseases such as stroke.
The move to remote learning forced by the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unexpected benefit. It allowed the Center to expand summer program access to participants from across the country and around the world.