Dr Damiano G. Barone
Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Engineering
Bioelectronics Laboratory and Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience
Due to the inability of the nervous system to regenerate itself, injuries to the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve can have a profound impact on patients, their families and society. Current treatment options remain limited.
Bioelectronics represents a promising tool to restore lost neurological functions. The lab focus on tackling basic and translational challenges for the development of the next generation of neural bioelectronics:
1 – Biohybrid interfaces: Implantable bioelectronic interfaces containing cells which integrate into the host tissue.
2 – Minimally Invasive bioelectronics: Implantable devices involving keyhole surgery with minimal surgical trauma to surrounding tissue.
3 – Foreign Body Reaction: Strategies to reduce the development of scarring around implantable devices, and achieve their long-term function.
4 - Advanced spinal cord electronic interfaces: Circumferential neural interfaces for stimulation and recording and 'spinal cord bypass'.
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Field potential recording
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