Yogi Patel presents at Neural Interfaces Conference 2016

Yogi Patel, a Bioengineering PhD student, presented at the joint Neural Interfaces Conference / North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Conference, held June 25-29, 2016, in Baltimore, MD.

His presentation is titled “Shape Memory Polymer Cuff Electrodes” with authors Romil Modi, Robert Butera, Walter Voit. This is a collaboration with the lab of Walter Voit at the University of Texas at Dallas.



Liangyu Tao receives PURA award!

Liangyu Tao, a BME undergraduate, received a President’s Undergraduate Research Award from Georgia Tech for the Fall 2016 semester.  Congratulations!  Liangyu’s undergraduate research is focused on computational models of the dynamics of interacting regions of the brain that are implicated in drug-resistant depression. This modeling work is informed by ongoing human subject experiments in the lab of Dr. Helen Mayberg at Emory University.  Liangu is mentored by Vineet Tiruvadi, an MD/PhD BME student working with Dr. Helen Mayberg and co-advised by Dr. Robert Butera.

Sharon Norman published in Journal of Neurophysiology

Sharon Norman’s paper, which is work completed a part of her Ph.D. in Bioengineering (2014), was accepted this week to the Journal of Neurophysiology. Congratulations Sharon! This is a collaborative project with my colleague Dr. Carmen Canavier at the LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans.

We will link to it when it appears online later this month.  The title is Stochastic Slowly Adapting Ionic Currents May Provide a Decorrelation Mechanism For Neural Oscillators by Causing Wander in the Intrinsic Period. 

Vineet Tiruvadi selected for oral presentation at Society for Biological Psychiatry

Vineet Tiruvadi is an MD/PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, advised by Helen Mayberg (Emory University) and co-advised by Robert Butera.  His abstract was selected for oral presentation at the Society for Biological Psychiatry annual meeting held in Atlanta May 13-16, 2016.  Abstract info is below.

Neuronal Synchronization with Acute Deep Brain Stimulation of Subcallosal Cingulate White Matter in Treatment Resistant Depression.
Location: Grand Hall C – LL2, Atrium Tower
Pres. Time: Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:30 PM -12:45 PM
Keywords: Stimulation; Depression; Electrophysiology; Oscillations
Author(s): Vineet Tiruvadi, Patricio Riva-Posse, Andrea Crowell, Ashan Veerakumar, Allison Waters, Robert Butera, Robert Gross, Helen Mayberg

Yogi Patel presents at “Neuromodulation: The Science”

Yogi Patel and Torun Saxena (Bellamkonda lab) will present the following poster at Neuromodulation: The Science, to be held May 25-29, 2016 in San Francisco.

Paired stimulation and kilohertz electrical nerve block enhance anti-inflammatory effects of vagus nerve stimulation. Authors: Yogi Patel, Torun Saxena, Ravi Bellamkonda, Robert Butera.