2018 News

Below is the news from the pNEURO Lab from 2018. 

December, 2018

  • Dr. Bruns and Aileen Ouyang attended the 2018 Society for Pelvic Research meeting in New Orleans. Aileen gave a research talk and was awarded as the 2nd best student talk (tie)! Dr. Bruns gave an invited plenary talk on the neuromodulation state-of-the-field.
Keynote speaker
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Picture of student and their certificate

November, 2018

  • The lab had a good Society for Neuroscience 2018 meeting, with Ahmad Jiman, Micah Levy, and Zach Sperry each presenting posters. We also had a nice dinner with fellow U-M neuro people and lab alumni Indie Rice.
Group photo at dinner
  • New BME PhD student Elizabeth Bottorff was officially matched with the lab. Welcome Elizabeth!

October, 2018

  • A manuscript preprint for a lab collaboration to develop a novel shuttle for inserting microelectrodes into neural tissue was posted to bioRxiv. This work was led by Kyounghwan Na and John Seymour of EECS, with PhD student Zach Sperry leading in vivo efforts from our lab. This project was supported by the NIH SPARC program.
  • Dr. Bruns was part of a U-M Medical School video highlighting research in the Basic Science departments. Biomedical Engineering is one of the Med School’s Basic Science departments, in addition to being in the College of Engineering.
  • Aileen Ouyang was selected to give a podium presentation at the upcoming December Society for Pelvic Research meeting.
  • The lab started a new project, funded by Medtronic.

September, 2018

August, 2018

July, 2018

Person receiving an award and shaking hands
  • BS student Nikolas Barrera wrapped up his summer REU experience in South Korea, through the U-M led NSF IPAN program.

June, 2018

Group talking with each other
Kid testing an adult with machine
kids working on a machine
kid working on machine
  • Aileen Ouyang and Lauren Zimmerman each presented posters at the 2018 Neural Interfaces Conference, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We also visited and toured a local medical device company.
group photo

May, 2018

April, 2018

  • UROP students Nikolas Barrera and Morgan Dechter did a great job presenting their research projects at the UROP symposium.

March, 2018

February, 2018

January, 2018