News & Events

News

Ghost in the Machine: Melding Brain, Computer and Behavior

Dr. Brian Litt and his newly awarded NIH Pioneer award were highlighted in Penn Medicine News today. Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the Pioneer award supports scientists with outstanding records of creativity pursuing new research directions to develop pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical, social science, and behavioral research. Read the full article from […]

Localizing Epilepsy ‘Hotspots’

Dr. Kathryn Davis and the Davis lab were highlighted in the Penn newsletter, Penn Today. The Davis lab’s research centers around utilizing both the advancing fields of invasive neurophysiology and neuroimaging to better localize epileptic networks in medication refractory epilepsy patients. Find the full article on Penn Today here.

2020 Undergraduate Summer Research

The CNT has been lucky enough to work with many talented undergraduates this past Summer through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowship Program. The Fall 2020 CURF Research Expo gave all students the opportunity to showcase their projects, links to their presentations are below. Sofia Mouchtaris – Bioengineering, class of 2023        […]

Funding Available! Call For T32 Trainee Applications.

Applications are NOW OPEN for Dr. Litt’s NIH Neuroengineering and Medicine T32 Training Grant. To begin your application complete this form. Goal: to train predoctoral engineering students and physician postdoctoral fellows in neuroengineering and its clinical translation, including device development, neuro-stimulation, machine learning, algorithm development, cloud computing, nanotechnology, and materials science Funding: covers stipend, tuition, travel and research supplies for […]

Events

Annual BE Graduate Group Research Symposium

Save the date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Annual Bioengineering Graduate Group 
Research Symposium
Beginning at 1pm, check in at 12:30pm
Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Galleria and Glandt Forum
Please RSVP using the google form below:
The Symposium will feature:
Graduate Student Research Talks
Graduate Student Poster Session and Competition
Refreshments and afternoon snack break
Key Note Speaker:
Jonathan M. Rothberg, Ph.D
“Building the Future of Medical Technology”
Human health is the new frontier of technological progress—the area where technology has the greatest potential to improve the human condition. Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, the inventor of next-generation DNA sequencing who was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama, has spent his career leveraging advances in artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and cloud computing to usher in a new age of precision medicine. With his 4Catalyzer incubator, Dr. Rothberg is working at the intersection of healthcare and technology to build devices that save lives and make healthcare more accessible. Dr. Rothberg will discuss his vision on where medical technology is headed in the decades to come, and how his companies are working to build that future.
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Advanced Technology for Clinicians Meeting in Venice

Brian Litt, MD and the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS) will be hosting a 5-day workshop ‘Epilepsy: Advanced Technology for Clinicians’ on the Island of San Servolo in Venice, Italy from October 5-10, 2018.

In this workshop, world clinician-experts in engineering, neuroscience and clinical neurology present the latest tools for state-of-the-art epilepsy care and present cases to demonstrate their use. By the end of the workshop attendees will learn how to apply: (1) the newest imaging and electrophysiology techniques to map brain structure and function, (2) novel tools to link imaging with intracranial electrodes, (3) new surgical techniques for focal therapy including laser, radiofrequency ablation and focused ultrasound, and (4) the newest implantable antiepileptic devices.

For more information on the workshop: https://www.nsas.it/workshops2018/workshops/epilepsy/

To register for the workshop: https://www.nsas.it/workshops2018/application/

Presenting Faculty :

Mark Cook, University of Melbourne, Australia

Gregory A. Worrell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

John Duncan, UCL, London, UK

Matthias Koepp, UCL, London, UK

Robert Gross, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Timothy Lucas, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Kathryn Davis, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Brian Litt, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

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Advances in Functional Neurosurgery Meeting

The Department of Neurosurgery at Penn will be hosting a CME event on “Advances in Functional Neurosurgery” on 8/3/2018 in the Jordan Medical Education Center. Functional neurosurgeons from several other institutions, including Brown, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and Vanderbilt, will be speaking. Talks will discuss progress in neuromodulation and epilepsy surgery, as well as emerging technologies and interventions.
To register, please click on the link below or the link icon in the attached flyer. The registration fee is $50. Students, residents, and fellows can enter “FN2018” in the coupon code box to waive the registration fee. For further information, please refer to the flyer or registration website.

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