WITNe News

  • Dr. Ludwig and WITNe in the News

    Dr. Ludwig has been weighing in on controversial the Neuralink human brain implant roll out: https://www.reuters.com/technology/want-details-elon-musks-brain-implant-trial-youll-have-ask-him-2024-02-02/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-01-29/elon-musk-says-first-human-patient-has-received-brain-implant  

  • The Hai Lab Triumphs Over MRI Theory

    Dr. Aviad Hai, PhD student Ilhan Bok, PhD student Alireza Ashtiani, and assistant scientist Beth Rauch have validated computational simulations regarding how particle clustering, size, and geometry affects signaling in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. …

  • Dr. Ludwig Weighs in on Brain Signal Implant

    Implant lets people type on virtual keyboards with just brain signals A developing brain implant may let body bound people connect with the digital world. The Synchron brain implant is on track to become one …

  • Dr. Ludwig, Podcast Celebrity, Strikes Again

    The fourth Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast, where they discuss the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. Navigating your …

  • Dr. Williams Receives Kellet Award

      Twelve faculty have been honored with Kellett Mid-Career Awards to support those promoted to tenured positions seven to 20 years ago and who have made key research contributions in their fields. The award, named …

  • Congrats to Dr. Nicolai

    Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Evan Nicolai who graduated from the Mayo Clinic BME program last week. Evan graduated with 14 papers published during his PhD, 4 first-author, and a fifth first-author paper about to go …

  • Moshchin et. al quantifies changes in local basal ganglia

    Moshchin et. al quantifies changes in local basal ganglia

  • Hai Lab Reverse Engineers Silent Neural Networks

    The Hai lab introduces a new concept for reverse engineering silent neuronal networks.

  • Nicolai et al Stimulates Vagus Nerve with Endovascular Electrode Array

    This post has been adapted from the abstract from Vagus Nerve Stimulation Using an Endovascular Electrode Array – Evan N Nicolai, Jorge Arturo Larco, Sarosh I Madhani, Samuel J Asirvatham, Su-youne Chang, Kip A Ludwig, Luis …

  • Dr. Ludwig weighs in on Neuralink

    WITNe co-director, Kip Ludwig, weighed in on Neuralink in an article published by Reuters. Read the full Reuters article here. “Exclusive: Musk’s Neuralink valued at about $5 blm despite long road to market – Rachel Levy, …

  • Dr. Ludwig Is On Our Summer Reading List

    Sally Adee’s new book “We Are Electric: inside the 200 year hunt for our body’s bioelectric code, and what the future holds” (published Spring 2023) lives up to it’s title; and from a purely narcissistic …

  • Achieving Scientific Rigor the WITNe Way

    WITNe co-director, Dr. Kip Ludwig, was featured on the SfN website with an article regarding the challenges and joys of building a lab culture of continual improvement. In the WITNe labs Dr. Ludwig emphasizes diversity …

  • Better living through wireless brain technologies!

    Suyash Bhatt and Emily Masterson, et al., have taken wireless to the next level. Through their published paper Wireless in vivo recording of cortical activity by an ion-sensitive field effect transistor they were able to …

  • Dr. Verma crosses the finish line

    In his tenure at WITNe Dr. Nishant Verma’s tenacity and drive has led to him graduating with his PhD in less than 4 years. He accomplished more in his short time here than could have …

  • Rex Chin-Hao Chen 2022 Cool Science Image Winner!

    Rex Chin-Hao Chen - Cool Science Image Award Winner!

  • NeuroOne Hits Wall Street

    WITNe Co-Director Dr. Justin Williams rang in the Nasdaq with his company NeuroOne

  • 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 …