Khalil Ramadi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
In the Laboratory for Advanced Neuroengineering and Translational Medicine (LAN&TM) we develop new approaches for the modulation of neural activity throughout the body. We combine mechanical, electrical, materials, and bio-engineering toolkits towards designing minimally invasive technologies for neuromodulation. Our goal is to develop novel therapies for neurologic, metabolic, and immune disorders. We have worked on a number of projects to more accurately target the nervous system through the brain and gastrointestinal tract. This talk will describe a microinvasive hardware and computational toolkit for high spatial and temporal resolution targeting of neural structures. This includes modular multi-modal probes, steerable microneedles, electrodes for simultaneous recording and marking, as well as a computational framework for multi-point targeting of irregular brain structures. These developments could enable localized nervous system modulation approaches for more efficacious treatment of neurologic, inflammatory, and metabolic disorders.