Dr. Flavia Vitale awarded the CURE Taking Flight Award

Dr. Flavia Vitale has developed a new class of very small, flexible electrodes that can be independently controlled after they are implanted, allowing surgeons to safely map epileptic networks in the brain with high precision. With support from CURE, Dr. Vitale will build these new devices and test them in animal models of focal epilepsy, to detect and map seizure generation and spread. If successful, this exciting new technology could precisely localize seizure networks, and allow clinicians to focally ablate or suppress them with unprecedented accuracy, exactly where they are generated.

 

Nicki Driscoll awarded 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

 

Nicki DriscollBioengineering PhD student Nicki Driscoll has been awarded a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. The GRFP Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees.