The brain is essentially a circuit. Neuroengineering is a discipline that exploits engineering techniques to understand, repair and manipulate human neural systems and networks. At Rice, we have a world-class team collaborating with Texas Medical Center Researchers to improve the fundamental understanding of coding and computation in the human brain as well as to develop technology for treating and diagnosing neural diseases. Current research areas include interrogating neural circuits at the cellular level, analyzing neuronal data in real-time, and manipulating healthy or diseased neural circuit activity and connectivity using nano electronics, optics, and emerging photonics technologies.
Aazhang, Babakhani, Baraniuk, Gabbiani, Halas, Kemere, Patel, Pitkow, Robinson, Veeraraghavan
Dora Angelaki (Baylor College of Medicine), David Eagleman (Stanford), Giridhar Kalamangalam (UT-Health Science), Nitin Tandon (UT-Health Science), Dorina Papagiorgiou (Baylor College of Medicine)
Collaborating Rice Faculty:
Genevera Allen (STAT), Steven J. Cox (CAAM), Marcia O'Malley (MEMS), Amina Qutub (BIOE), Robert Raphael (BIOE)