Entry Date:
January 22, 2013

Bioelectronics Group

Principal Investigator Polina Anikeeva

In the Bioelectronics Group, we envision integration of biology and electronics with devices that incorporate biologically inspired components and technologies that seamlessly interface biological and electronic systems. We are currently focused on developing methods to manipulate nerve cells. The available toolkit for neural stimulation in neurological therapy and research is hindered by poor spatial resolution and is often highly invasive. By exploring novel methods of neural stimulation, we hope to realize improvement in targeted and noninvasive stimulation.

Interests can be divided into two main goals:

(1) Developing of the minimally invasive approaches and devices for cell manipulation, for example minimally invasive neuroprosthetics.
(2) Using biological molecules as prototypes and building blocks for optoelectronics.