News & Events


Our paper is on the cover of Science Translational Medicine

We are very excited to share that our latest work is on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.
Flexible, easy to fabricate MXene-based bioelectronic interfaces for high-resolution recording and stimulation in different areas of the body.. and they are also MRI and CT compatible!

Congratulations to the first author Dr. Nicki Driscoll and the fantastic team of co-authors at Penn and Drexel.

The full paper can be accessed here.

New paper in Sensors

Read here our new paper entitled “Time Evolution of the Skin–Electrode Interface Impedance under Different Skin Treatments”.
In this work we investigate the effect of different treatments on the electrode-skin interfacial impedance and how it changes over time. Congratulations to the first author Dr. Brendan Murphy.

A second R01 for the Vitale Lab!

We are very excited to share that our lab has received a second R01 from the NINDS. Together with Co-PI Dr. John Medaglia and the Cognew Lab at Drexel University, we will be working to develop and validate novel dry EEG electrodes based on MXene materials. This project is also in collaboration with Dr. Kate Davis (Penn Neurology), Dr. Yury Gogotsi (Drexel Nanomaterials Institute), and Dr. Joel Stein (Penn Radiology).

The Vitale Lab receives a new R01 grant

We are excited to share the news that we have just received a new R01 from the NIH! The goal of the project is to develop and validate a novel technology for intraparenchymal gene, drug, and therapeutic delivery.
This work is in collaboration with Dr. Tim Lucas (Penn Neurosurgery), Dr. Gonzales-Alegre (Penn Neurology & CHoP Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics), Dr. Beverly Davidson (CHoP Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics), and Dr. Joel Stein (Penn Radiology).

Dr. Nicki Driscoll wins the Sol Pollack Award!

Dr. Nicki Driscoll is the recipient of the Sol Pollack Award for the best Bioengineering PhD thesis.
This prestigious award acknowledges the outstanding work and scientific contributions from Nicki’s PhD work. Congratulations Nicki, we are all very proud of your accomplishments!

Our paper on multimodal mapping the microscale dynamics of epileptic networks is accepted in Communications Biology

Congratulations to the first co-authors Nicki Driscoll and Richard Rosch from the Dani Bassett Lab for the acceptance of their paper  “Multimodal in vivo recording using transparent graphene microelectrodes illuminates spatiotemporal seizure dynamics at the microscale” in Communications Biology. This study proposes a new framework to combine microECoG and calcium imaging datasets collected through transparent microelectrode arrays to identify microscale dynamics of epilepsy in mouse models. Here the link to the online version of the paper.

Welcome new PhD students

Yuzhang Chen (Neuroscience), Sneha Shankar, and George Menztelopoulos (Bioengineering) join the lab for their PhD studies. Welcome!

Dr. Vitale receives the Linda Pechenik Montague Investigator Award

Dr. Vitale has received the Linda Pechenik Montague Investigator Award.
This prestigious award was created by the philanthropist Linda Pechenik Montague to recognize the most promising research faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine. In addition to the prestigious recognition, the award will provide $100,000 to support the research work of Dr. Vitale.
Thanks to Linda Pechenik Montague and to the Perelman School of Medicine for this honor.