Welcome to the Vitale Lab at the University of Pennsylvania!
The goal of our lab is to create novel technologies to study, monitor and treat neurological and neuromuscular disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's, nerve injury, and chronic pain.
Our research focuses on engineering the electrochemical, mechanical and optical properties of nanostructured materials and integrating them in soft, multimodal bioelectronic interfaces that can seamlessly monitor and modulate the nervous system at high spatio-temporal resolution and at multiple scales, from individual cells to large-scale circuits.
We are a multidisciplinary group bringing together engineers, physicists, materials scientists, neuroscientists, and clinicians with the ultimate goal of translating our research findings into clinical care.
To learn more about our work, please visit our Research page.
- Our paper on dry MXene EMG sensors is now online in Advanced Materials Technologies
- Perspective article on ACS Nano: Nanotechnology Vs. COVID-19
- The pre-print on multimodal mapping the microscale dynamics of epileptic networks is on bioRxiv
- Our JoVE paper on the fabrication of MXene neural microelectrodes is online!
- Dr. Vitale on BBC CrowdScience
Department of Neurology
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics
Penn brainSTIM Center
Center for Neurotrauma, Neurodegeneration and Restoration
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center Philadelphia