Flavia Vitale, PhD, Awarded CURE Taking Flight Award

CNT Co-Director Flavia Vitale, P.h.D, has been awarded the CURE Taking Flight Award for “a tunable, controllable microarray for mapping epileptic brain networks”.

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.

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