Dr Damiano G. Barone
Bioelectronics Laboratory and Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
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.
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Field potential recording
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