September 20, 2017

Studying the underlying mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive impairment

Post-stroke cognitive impairment in various domains from attention deficits to memory problems are very common in stroke victims. The goal of this project is to investigate cortical and hippocampal oscillations following cortical stroke in rats to understand the underlying neural mechanisms.

Develop and test a practical stroke model in non-human primates

Non-human primate (NHP) models are critical for preclinical, translational stroke studies to address potential discrepancies between rodent and human studies. Due to the scarcity of stroke studies in NHPs, few experimental models have been developed. The goal of this project is to develop and test practical model of ischemic stroke in these animals.

Multi-modal large-scale optogenetic interface for non-human primates

The focus of this project is to develop a large-scale interface that provides stable access for optical stimulation and concurrent monitoring of neural activity by incorporating novel technological advances and multi-modal stimulation and recording.

Stroke neurorehabilitation using optogenetic stimulation in non-human primates

The goal of this project is to reveal underlying mechanisms of brain plasticity that lead to functional recovery from stroke, which can provide us with vital insight to develop stimulation-based therapies not only for stroke but also for a broad range of neurological disorders.

August 20, 2017

Stabilizing The Power System In 2035 And Beyond: Evolving From Grid-Following To Grid-Forming Distributed Inverter Controllers

Wide-bandgap Modular Architecture for Medium Voltage Energy Conversion in Utility-scale Wind and Solar

Title: Wide-bandgap Modular Architectures for Medium Voltage Energy Conversion in Utility-scale Wind and Solar PI: Brian Johnson Funding Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory R&D Program. Period: 2017 – 2019. Abstract: The proposed concept bridges advances in wide-bandgap devices with breakthroughs in distributed and decentralized control to produce next-generation medium voltage power conversion circuits that are…

July 19, 2017


Researchers: Professor Shwetak Patel (PI) Josh Fromm, graduate student, electrical engineering Alex Mariakakis, graduate student, computer science and engineering About every three seconds, someone suffering from osteoporosis breaks a bone. Even so, most cases of osteoporosis still go undiagnosed, since the two current methods for detecting the disease are expensive and unwieldly. But what if people…

Smart Eyewear

Researchers: Professor Arka Majumdar (PI) Shane Colburn, graduate student, materials science and engineering Alan Zhan, graduate student, physics As people age, their eyesight almost always gets worse. According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults use some sort of vision correction. But for a patient, buying new glasses every time their…

UW BIOFAB: a cloud laboratory for genetic engineering

Participants: Professor Eric Klavins (PI) Justin Vrana, graduate student, bioengineering Orlando DeLange, postdoctoral researcher, electrical engineering Michelle Parks, staff, electrical engineering Biomedical laboratories, entrepreneurs, and researchers need data to develop medical therapies. But the complex experiments the process requires can be error-prone, often leading to longer timelines and higher costs. Now, a team led by…

IRA, the robot surgical assistant

Researchers: Professor Blake Hannaford (PI) Dr. Laligam Sekhar, neurosurgeon, UW Medicine Niveditha Kalavakonda, graduate student, electrical engineering Major surgical procedures require a master surgeon and one or more assistants. On top of that, the current high cost of surgical care demands the best use of highly skilled assistants. But this makes it hard for new…

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