Neural Engineering Lab - Group

Nathalia Peixoto, PhD

I am an assistant professor of Bioengineering with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of GMU.  Until August 2006 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Krasnow Institute, focusing on seizure control with low frequency electric fields.  I also developed microfabricated oxygen sensors to profile metabolic activity in cardiac cells at Stanford. During my PhD at USP (Brazil) I developed microelectrode arrays and investigated primary neuronal cultures. As part of my PhD project, I spent almost two years in Germany (in Bonn) as a researcher with the German Retina Implant project. During my Masters (at Unicamp, Brazil) I investigated the spreading depression phenomenon in the chicken retina.

My research interests include implantable electrodes and systems, hybrid systems (cell cultures and electronics), control of assistive technology, bioMEMS (bio-micro-electro-mechanical systems), and experimental models of neuro­pathologies such as epilepsy and spreading depression.

Current research group

Name email (all at Research Project Office Website / status
Hossein G. Nik hghaffar Smooth control of assistive technology STII-268
M.S. student
Saugandhika Minnikanti sminnika Carbon nanotube based structures STI-6 PhD student
Keith Jamison kjamison Biosensors with cell cultures STI-4 pseudo scientist
Daniel Tabatabai dtabatab Processing of Biological Signals off-site M.S. student
Mona Singh ... Quantifying brain damage KI 126 undergraduate apprentice (Fall 07)
Michael Sullivan msulliv2 Bioamplifier and EMG wearable computer STII-268 undergrad apprentice (Spring 07)
Zach Wester ... Circuis for oscillators and measurement of physiological signals KI 126 high school research project (Spring 07 on)
Philip Naudus pnaudus1 Apnea detection in ECG signals STII-208 undergrad apprentice (Summer 07)
Ashutosh Priyadarshy ... Project selection phase (Fall 07) STII-268 high school research project (Fall 07 on)