News & Events

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.

On May 2, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech, a University-wide effort to advance Penn’s world-class breakthroughs into new devices and health technologies to meet the world’s most pressing health care needs. Marking the opening of the Center, the University will host the first in a series of regular symposia.  

D. Kacy Cullen, PhD, a CNT researcher, has been featured for his work in engineered neural networks (micro-TENNS). These innovative transplantable neural networks mimic the structure of brain pathways and offer hope for patients with damage to brain connections. Link

From Penn Medicine in the News, 09-May-2016: "Flexible electrodes have been created that dissolve harmlessly inside the brain after use. The lab of Brian Litt, MD, a professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Bioengineering, developed the new device.

From EurekAlert! 7-Dec-2015:

"Litt is a pioneer in the emerging field of neuroengineering and is praised for his research focusing on hardware development, machine learning and high-speed computing for implantable devices. He is also well known for his laboratory work translating basic science into new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies."



CNT members Danielle Bassett, PhD, Brian Litt, MD and Ankit Khambati, PhD were featured in the Penn News for their Research Using Network Science to Help Pinpoint Source of Seizures:


Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:30pm

Penn Neuroscience graduate students are hosting a public lecture entitled “Neuroengineering: Where Biology Meets Technology” and will feature 3 fifteen-minute TED style talks from Penn neuroscience faculty members:

Dr. Josh Gold was awarded the Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award by a committee of distinguished faculty from the University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations Dr. Gold!

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

Hosted by PICS and the Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, D^3: Deformation, Defects, Diagnosis is a one-and-one-half day symposium focusing on the computational and mathematical issues associated with describing the deformation of data sets and ordered structures and identifying defects within these.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 5:00pm

Dr. Kate Davis will be speaking on "Utilizing GluCEST to Localize Epileptic Networks" at the Symposium on Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (PENN-CEST 2015).