Dissertation Topics

Prof. Micha Spira
Neuronal Networks
Neuroscience & Behavior

Sponsored by the USA National Institute of Health (NIH) our multidisciplinary laboratory is developing breakthrough nano-/micro-platforms to analyze the entire electrophysiological signaling repertoire of neuronal networks in culture and in freely behaving rodents. Our multidisciplinary research includes:

  1. Device fabrication (in vitro and in vivo chips) in the Nano-Science center.
  2. Analysis/ characterization of neuronal network activities by multielectrode arrays (MEA)  and calcium imaging.
  3. Structural/ morphological characterizations of the interfaces formed between neurons and the MEA (Immuno-labeling, transmission and scanning  electron microscopy). 
  4. Development of surface chemistry to facilitate interfacing neurons and sensors.