2019 News

Below is the news from the pNEURO Lab from 2019. 

June, 2019

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May, 2019

  • Two lab members graduated! Micah Levy graduated with his BS in Neuroscience with honors and Manorama Kadwani graduated with her MS in Biomedical Engineering.
Graduate with certificate

April, 2019

Two people shaking hands at presentation
Speaker at presentation
  • A lab collaboration developing a direct-bladder interface was posted to bioRxiv as a paper preprint. Led by EECS, PhD student Lauren Zimmerman and former BS, MS student Chris Stephan are co-authors. This paper demonstrates a stretchable substrate that can deliver current to contract the bladder directly. It was funded by the NIH NIBIB.
  • A paper led by PhD student Aileen Ouyang was published at IEEE TNSRE. In this work she showed that real-time decoding of bladder pressure is possible, and that this decoding can be used for closed-loop neuromodulation. This study was supported by several grants from the NIH.

March, 2019

  • We attended the IEEE Neural Engineering conference in San Francisco. Dr. Bruns gave a workshop talk on the first day and plenary talk on the last day. PhD students Aileen Ouyang and Ahmad Jiman presented posters. We had a good U-M neural engineering group in attendance.
Group photo at dinner
Speaker at presentation
Slide for presentation
  • The Biointerfaces Institute held a Research Day. Dr. Bruns was awarded as the BI Faculty Innovator! He was at the IEEE conference, so Zach Sperry and Lauren Zimmerman gave a research talk on his behalf. Elizabeth Bottorff, Manorama Kadwani, and Hannah Parrish presented micro-posters. Zach was also an MC for the day, in his role leading the Biointerfaces Institute student group BIONIC (Biointerfaces Interlaboratory Committees).
Person speaking to guest
Flyer for Predoctoral Fellowship award 2019
  • Dr. Bruns was a co-author on a modeling paper published with BME collaborator Scott Lempka and Bobby Graham, in Clinical Neurophysiology., which showed that stimulation of dorsal root ganglia for pain likely activates myelinated fibers, not C-fibers.


January, 2019

  • The lab had a fun winter “party” during an evening of bowling.
Group photo at bowling alley