About

Electrical stimulation of the nervous system can be therapeutic: Cortical: for motor and sensory prosthesis, Spinal: spinal cord injury and restoration of movement, and Peripheral: sensory/motor function of peripheral limbs, and autonomic function modulation through visceral nerves.

Team

PI: Nitish Thakor, Professor

Collaborators

Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Johns Hopkins University

Mauresh Kothare

Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Lehigh University

Students and Post-doctoral fellows

Qihong Wang

Marlena Raczowka

Marlena Raczowka

Research Associate

Marlena Raczowka

Marlena Raczowka

Marlena Raczowka

PhD student

Publications

Li  N, Downey J,      Bar-Shir A, Gilad A A, Walczak P,      Kim H, Joel S E, Pekar J J, Thakor N V and Pelled G.,      “Optogenetically-guided cortical plasticity following nerve injury,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., Vol. 108(21):8838-43, May 24, 2011. doi:      10.1073/pnas.1100815108. Epub 2011 May 9. PMID: 21555573.


Greenwald E., So E., Mollazadeh M., Maier C., Wang Q.,      Etienne-Cummings R., Cauwenberghs G., Thakor, N., “A bidirectional neural      interface IC with chopper stabilized BioADC array and charge balanced      stimulator,” IEEE Biomed. Circuits Systems, Vol.10(5):990-1002,      2016. doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2016.2614845. 


F. A. Hassani, G. G. L.Gammad, R. P.      Mogan, T. K. Ng, T. L. C. Kuo, L. G. Ng, P. Luu, N. V. Thakor, S.-C. Yen,      C. Lee, “Design and anchorage dependence of shape memory alloy actuators      on enhanced voiding of a bladder,” Adv. Mat. Tech., 1700184, DOI:      10.1002/admt.201700184, 2017.


Peh W. Y. X., Mogan R., Thow X. Y., Chua S. M., Rusly A., Thakor      N. V., Yen S.-C.“Novel neuromodulation of autonomic pelvic nerves      overcomes bladder-sphincter dyssynergia,” Front. Neurosci., 21 March 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00186.


Peh, W. Y. X., Yen X. Raczkowska,      M. ; Teh Y., Alam M. Thakor N. Yen, S.-C., "Closed-loop      stimulation of the pelvic nerve for optimal micturition" J. Neural      Eng., Dec;15(6):066009, 2018 doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/aadee9