University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Neural Engineering

Department Faculty

Taner Akkin
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical optics and imaging
Matt Johnson
Biomedical Engineering
Neuromodulation mechanisms and technology
Hubert Lim
Biomedical Engineering
Neural prostheses, auditory neuroscience, neural plasticity
Alexander Opitz
Biomedical Engineering
Neural engineering, neuromodulation, computational modeling, neurophysiology, biomedical imaging
Tay Netoff
Biomedical Engineering
Study of epilepsy, in vitro calcium imaging of seizures
Zhi Yang
Biomedical Engineering
Advanced neurotechnologies for stimulation, recording, and processing

Faculty with Graduate Education Responsibilities

Matthew Chafee
Neural basis of spatial cognition and working memory, cortical system dysfunction in psychiatric disease
Wei Chen
Study of brain metabolism and function using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and imaging (MRI) technologies
Afshin Divani
Cerebrovascular diseases and stroke, spinal cord injury, endovascular/implantable devices, medical signal and image processing, traumatic brain injury
Timothy Ebner
Cerebellum and motor cortex control of limb movements, optical imaging of the brain
Geoff Ghose
Effect of cognitive phenomena on neuronal signals underlying visually-guided behaviors
Noam Harel
High-resolution brain imaging for clinical application; integration of 7T neuroimaging data into DBS surgical navigation; high-resolution mapping of brain activity using MR methods at ultra high magnetic fields; high-resolution, high-specificity fMRI applications; visualization techniques for imaging brain microvasculature
Kendrick Kay
Data-, methods-, and model-driven approach to functional magnetic resonance imaging of sensory and cognitive information processing in the brain
Suhasa Kodandaramaiah
Mechanical Engineering
Instrumentation and technologies for cellular resolution neural interfacing
Christophe Lenglet
Kelvin Lim
Neuroimaging and neuromodulation; novel treatments for psychiatric disorders
David Redish
Dynamics of neural ensemble activity during learning, computational models of addiction and other disorders
Daniel Schmidt
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Invention and application of protein-based technologies to study and engineer living systems at a cellular level
Kamil Ugurbil
Development of ultrahigh field magnetic resonance methodology for MR imaging and spectroscopy
Jerrold Vitek
Deep brain stimulation, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor
Xiaoping Wu
Ultrahigh resolution whole brain MRI (e.g., anatomic, diffusion and functional); human connectomics; radiofrequency design and safety


Quick Links to Research

Bioinstrumentation and Medical Devices

Biomaterials and Micro/Nanofabrication


Biomedical Optics and Imaging

Biomolecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering

Cancer Bioengineering

Cardiovascular Engineering

Neural Engineering