News & Events

News

Open Positions

Data Engineer The Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics is currently seeking a data engineer. Please use this link to apply. Postdoc The Center of Neuroengineering and Therapeutics is currently seeking a postdoc for the lab. We have an immediate opening for an experienced scientist or engineer interested in developing novel computational models and devices for treating epilepsy […]

Duke Grill Lab: Post-Doc / Staff Scientist Position

The Grill Lab at Duke University is looking to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate or Staff Research Scientist. They seek highly-motivated individuals who enjoy the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment to join the Grill Lab team, and have multiple opportunities to pursue modeling, experimental, and clinical studies to advance electrical for restoration of function. […]

Dr. Litt Receives Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Reblogged from Kat Sas, Penn Bioengineering Blog Dr. Brian Litt, MD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Bioengineering, has received a 2022 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). This award honors Litt’s dedication to superior mentorship and training in neuroscience research. The award includes $100,000 in the form […]

John Bernabei’s Doctoral Dissertation

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Brian Litt are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of John Bernabei.

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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