The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, Brown University researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the possibility of bidirectional communication with the brain — stimulating neural microcircuits while while monitoring changes in neural activity.
Brown University researchers have developed a method for detecting single nucleotide mutations directly in the RNA of HIV, including mutations that make it resistant to some drugs. In lab tests, the single-step system performed more quickly and with better sensitivity than standard technologies.
Mehrdad Kiani ’15 has been awarded a Whitaker International Fellowship to pursue research in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering or bioengineering overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook.
Jonghwan Lee is Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University and a member faculty of the Brown Institute for Brain Science. He received BS in Physics and PhD in Neural Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea, and worked as Research Fellow and Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research areas include Neuroengineering and Biomedical Optics.
The Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB) awards the Nathalie Rutherfurd Pierrepont '07 prize to Ian Wong, Assistant Professor of Engineering. This award recognizes Professor Wong for his dedicated advising for students on all aspects of their career search, even in fields outside of his department. His guidance and mentorship inspired students and changed their lives.