Miss Amy Rochford


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Professor George Malliaras & Dr Damiano Barone

Departments

Department of Engineering

Institutes

Bioelectronics Laboratory

Email

ar949@cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://bioelectronics.eng.cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Interests

Peripheral nerve injuries result in a disconnection in the nervous system communication and a consequent loss in neurological function. Currently, there are limited treatments for these conditions. Neuroprosthetics and cell transplantation are promising approaches to restore lost neurological function: the former aims to bypass the site of injury, connecting directly one part of the nervous system to another; while the latter aims to repair the injury site. To date, both strategies have shown limited efficacy and lifetime due to several challenges. However, a combinational approach of implantable electronics and stem cell-derived cells for functional neurological restoration could address these issues.

Our Lab focuses on addressing the challenges for the development of the next generation of neural bioelectronics. My research focuses on combining implantable electrodes and stem cell-derived cell transplantation to restore lost neurological function in a peripheral nerve injury model.

Research Focus

Keywords

Biohybrid Neural Interfaces

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Stem cells

Bioelectronics

Neuroprosthetics

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Equipment

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Fluorescence microscopy

Collaborators

Cambridge

Mark Kotter

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