WITNe News

  • Optomized Electrode Placement Leads to Stimulating Results

    Years of work to characterize side effects by Blanz Et al. culminates in 'Spatially selective stimulation of the pig vagus nerve to modulate target effect versus side effect'

  • Untapped Potential

    Exciting news from WITNe!

  • Dr. Settell wins big!

    Dr. Megan Settell was recently awarded the Grainger Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Engineering. Megan is a leader in WITNe, paving the way for other talented women in STEM. She exemplifies what WITNe is all …

  • Dr. Ludwig – Podcast Celebrity

      Co-director of WITNe, Dr. Kip Ludwig strikes again with this compelling look at the Neurotech industry. As an expert in both industry and academia Dr. Ludwig is able to speak to Neurotech in a …

  • WITNe Students – Setting the Bar High

    WITNe always strives for excellence, but wow, our undergrads are making us look good! Tsani Rogers, an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Aviad Hai’s lab , is a native of Anguilla and has won both the …

  • The Injectrode: Changing the Business Case for Spinal Cord Stim to Treat Pain

    The Injectrode: Changing the Business Case for Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Pain (link takes you to YouTube) Non-invasive transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) therapies seek to directly manipulate neural activity to address disease. TES devices …

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    Quality of Evidence: an aVNS review

    During the covid crisis graduate student Nishant Verma spearheaded a rainy day project. He took his passion for auricular vagus nerve stimulation (one of many passions) and applied it to some quality control. Not only …

  • 10th Anniversary of Brain Twitter

    Ten years ago investigators at UW made headlines by showing that it was possible to send messages over the internet just by thinking about them. UW Madison, and WITNe Co-Director Justin Williams were recognized by …

  • Battle of the Bias

    Continuing his recording artist fame, Dr. Kip Ludwig participated in a conversation about adhering to and improving scientific rigor in neuroscience and it’s impact on the foundations of neuroscience. This podcast is a part of …

  • Behind the Electrodes-Podcast with NeuroOne

      WITNe’s Dr. Kip Ludwig was recently interviewed on the second episode of the NeuroOne podcast intended to highlight both the promise and pitfalls of clinical neurotechnology. In this interview he discusses the difficulty of …

  • NIH New Innovator Award for Dr. Hai

    Dr. Aviad Hai and his lab have always been innovators but now have been recognized on a national level for their ingenious ideas and work in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. The Hai lab has been …

  • Dr. Trevathan and the Dorsal Striatum of a Behaving Mouse

    It doesn’t quite sound like the title to your favorite wizarding novel, but, Dr. Trevathan’s Calcium imaging in freely-moving mice during electrical simulation of deep brain structures, is just as magical. Just recently published in …

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    Congratulations Dr. Settell!

    Our very own Dr. Megan Settell crushed her thesis defense and can officially live up to her #PhD lifestyle. We’re so very proud of Megan and all that she’s accomplished we can’t wait to see …