Joost Wagenaar, Director of Neuroinformatics for the CNT spearheads informatics effort for Penn’s Center for Immune Health

Building those immune health data and prediction models into a standardized and scalable database is a multidisciplinary collaboration—encompassing data scientists and software engineers, immunologists, and phlebotomists—led by Joost Wagenaar, PhD, also an assistant professor of Informatics. The goal is a comprehensive data ecosystem combining multimodal clinical and research data that is easily accessible. Imagine the power … Read more

Doris Xu Awarded the BE Blair Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations are in order for Doris Xu, an undergraduate student here at the CNT, who has been selected as an awardee for the prestigious Blair Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Bioengineering! With this award, Dori will be supported with a $5000 stipend to continue her research with Dr. Vitale this summer. Her research project will be … Read more

Dr. Brian Litt Featured In Penn Today

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The CNT is excited to announce that Dr. Brian Litt has been featured in today’s Penn Today newsletter (newsletter date 03/30/2023)! The article, written by Nathi Magubane, highlights some of the incredible work that Dr. Litt has pioneered. The piece also brings attention to Dr. Litt’s dedication to mentorship and uplifting the next generation of … Read more

Congratulations to the CNT’s NSF Fellowship Recipients!

The CNT would like to very warmly congratulate Maggie Wagner, William Ojemann, and Carlos Aguila (pictured left to right) for being selected as 2023 awardees for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program! GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, as well … Read more

CURE Epilepsy Discovery Featuring Dr. Brian Litt & Dr. Flavia Vitale

This week, CURE Epilepsy published their CURE Epilepsy Discovery featuring Dr. Brian Litt’s research that was originally funded by CURE Epilepsy and the incredible discoveries that have come from that initial research and beyond. The article also highlights the work of Dr. Flavia Vitale, one of the lead PIs here at the CNT, and Dr. Jonathan … Read more

Jamaal Spence Mentioned in Penn Today

We are very pleased to announce that Jamaal Spence, an undergraduate student worker here at the CNT, was mentioned in Penn Today‘s newsletter that was sent out this morning (date 2/28/2023)! Jamaal is currently a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Neuroscience. He spent the summer of 2022 as an executive assessment intern for AIIR … Read more

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Brittany Scheid

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The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Brian Litt are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Brittany Scheid. Title: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR IMPROVING NEUROSTIMULATION THERAPY IN EPILEPSY Date:  January 26th, 2023 Time:  10am Location: Glandt Forum, Singh Center Zoom Link: The public is welcome to attend.

Open Positions

Postdoc The Center of Neuroengineering and Therapeutics is currently seeking a postdoc for the lab. We have an immediate opening for an experienced scientist or engineer interested in developing novel computational models and devices for treating epilepsy and other neurological disorders. For more information, please click this link.

Duke Grill Lab: Post-Doc / Staff Scientist Position

The Grill Lab at Duke University is looking to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate or Staff Research Scientist. They seek highly-motivated individuals who enjoy the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment to join the Grill Lab team, and have multiple opportunities to pursue modeling, experimental, and clinical studies to advance electrical for restoration of function. … Read more

Dr. Litt Receives Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Reblogged from Kat Sas, Penn Bioengineering Blog Dr. Brian Litt, MD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Bioengineering, has received a 2022 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). This award honors Litt’s dedication to superior mentorship and training in neuroscience research. The award includes $100,000 in the form … Read more