Research in the lab focuses on a variety of neural engineering and neuroscience topics. In general, we seek to develop interfaces with the peripheral nervous system to restore function and to examine systems-level neurophysiology. Most of our projects involve investigating neural control over autonomic organs and developing neural interfaces. We have active or recent collaborations with researchers and clinicians within Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Electrical Engineering, Surgery, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Neurosurgery, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering, and we are developing collaborations with other groups within and outside the University of Michigan. To learn more about our research interests, use the menu above or on the left.
Below are some of the different technologies that we use in our research.
- Ripple Grapevine neural interface processor
- AM Systems pulse stimulator – 2100, 4100
- AD Instruments PowerLab, bridge amplifiers, and laser Doppler flowmeter
- Delsys Trigno wireless EMG sensors
- ManoScan manometry system
- Biopac vaginal photoplethysmography
- Blackrock microelectrodes
- Microprobes nerve cuffs
- Vision Lynx Evo table stereoscope
- Plexon Offline Sorter
- Mathworks MATLAB
- Formlabs Form 2 3D printer