Yogi Patel published in Scientific Reports – novel vagal modulation of inflammatory responses

This paper, in collaboration with the Bellamkonda lab (now at Duke, formerly at GT) was published today.

Yogi Patel, Tarun Saxena, Ravi Bellamkonda, and Robert Butera. “Kilohertz frequency nerve block enhances anti-inflammatory effects of vagus nerve stimulation.” Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 39810 (2017) doi:10.1038/srep39810

Open Access!  Click above.

Read a Georgia Tech News story about our work.


Yogi Patel wins Neurovations Award at Neuromodulation: The Science

Yogi Patel and Torun Saxena (Bellamkonda lab) presented a poster (below) at the conference Neuromodulation: The Science, held May 25-29, 2016 in San Francisco.

The top 3 posters were selected for the Neurovations Award for Best Poster, and they won 2nd place.  Congratulations!

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

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.