Dr. Jacob McPherson awarded N.I.H. grant to study New Approach to Treating Neuropathic Pain

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Jacob McPherson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Grant through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, under Award Number K12HD073945. The grant, entitled “Spinal stimulation for neuropathic pain,” will support foundational work characterizing […]

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Ranu Jung receives two U.S. patents

August 30, 2016 – Ranu Jung, interim dean of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing, and colleagues were granted two U.S. patents this month for newly-developed neurotechnology. One patent is for a modular multi-channel inline connector system for connecting implanted electrodes within parts of the human body with an externally located device, or one already […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Ramaswamy in receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Advising & Mentorship

Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, has been awarded by the Faculty Senate, Excellence in Advising & Mentorship. The Faculty Senate Honorary Degrees and Awards committee award men and women who represent the ideal and purposes for which the University stands. This award recognizes excellence in distinguished contributions in outstanding work […]

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Post-doctoral fellowship available in Neural Engineering/Neuro-rehabilitation

The Plasticity, Monoamines, and Recovery of Function (PMRF) Lab at Florida International University, under the direction of Prof. Jacob McPherson, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with interests in neural engineering and rehabilitation. The fellow will take a lead role in advancing the development of a new closed-loop neural-computer interface to reduce neuropathic pain following spinal […]

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Sharan Ramaswamy awarded AHA grant to treat heart valve disease in children

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Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) grant! The grant, entitled “Bioscaffold mitral valve replacement permitting somatic growth and remodeling” focuses on a promising strategy to treat critical congenital mitral heart valve disease in young children using a regenerative approach. Due to sizing limitations […]

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Dr. Chenzhong Li receives U.S. patent that will help change how many types of cancer are treated

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February 8, 2016- Department of Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor, Chenzhong Li, was granted a U.S. patent for the invention “Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Based Sensing Devices and Methods for Real-time Analyte Secretion from Living Cells.” Li’s patent introduces new methods for the use of SPR technology that has the potential to change the ways clinicians […]

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Shuliang Jiao’s Retinal Imaging Technology Featured by Medical News and the Review of Ophthalmology

Shuliang Jiao, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and his work on a new retinal imaging technology was recently featured by prominent medical journals “Medical News” and the “Review of Ophthalmology.” Using optical coherence tomography (OCT), Jiao and a team of researchers from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute created a technology that images the light-sensitive protein […]

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FIU BME Researchers highlighted in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering January Edition

January 20, 2016- Research in the Neuronal Mass Dynamics (NMD) Lab at FIU was highlighted this month in a special issue of the IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering. In this special issue, the IEEE editorial board recognizes articles from researchers around the globe whose cutting-edge work has led to novel neurotechnologies for recording, imaging, interfacing […]

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Dr. Jorge Riera-Diaz receives U.S. patent for electroencephalogram electrode unit for small animals and measurement system

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January 7, 2016- Department of Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor, Jorge Riera-Diaz, was granted a U.S. patent for the development of an electroencephalogram electrode unit for small animals and measurement system. The device, known as “The Riera High-Density Non-Invasive EEG Mini-Cap,” is capable of performing electroencephalogram measurement, fMRI, and other forms of measurement simultaneously. Unlike other […]

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Anuradha Godavarty’s Hand-Held Optical Scanner Featured by Several Media Outlets

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Anuradha Godavarty, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received tremendous recognition this past week for her patented design of a hand-held optical probe based imaging system with 3-D tracking facilities and the device’s potential impact on breast cancer imaging. The optical hand-held device is capable of 3-D tumor detection in real-time. This device has the […]

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