Dr Damiano G. Barone

Damiano G. Barone

University position

Clinical Lecturer

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Engineering

Institutes

Bioelectronics Laboratory and Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair

Email

dgb36@cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

The nervous system plays a key role in the regulation of body function from voluntary movement to cognition. 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 represent a promising tool to restore lost neurological functions, by modulating damaged neural circuits. The lab is focused 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.

Research Focus

Keywords

Bioelectronics

Foreign Body Reaction

Minimally Invasive

Biohybrid

Neuroprosthetics

Clinical conditions

Deafness

Epilepsy

Hearing and balance deficits

Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Traumatic brain injury

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Cell culture

Confocal microscopy

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Field potential recording

Fluorescence microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Microscopy

Collaborators

Cambridge

Manohar Bance

James Fawcett

Mark Kotter

George Malliaras

United Kingdom

Ivo Lieberam

International

Stephanie Lacour

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