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Joost Wagenaar, Director of Neuroinformatics for the CNT spearheads informatics effort for Penn’s Center for Immune Health September 22, 2023 - 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… ... Read more
Doris Xu Awarded the BE Blair Undergraduate Research Fellowship May 2, 2023 - 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… ... Read more
Brian Litt photo Dr. Brian Litt Featured In Penn Today March 30, 2023 - 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… ... Read more
Congratulations to the CNT’s NSF Fellowship Recipients! March 29, 2023 - 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… ... Read more
CURE Epilepsy Discovery Featuring Dr. Brian Litt & Dr. Flavia Vitale March 1, 2023 - 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… ... Read more
Jamaal Spence Mentioned in Penn Today February 28, 2023 - 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… ... Read more
Brittany Scheid photo Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Brittany Scheid January 25, 2023 - 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… ... Read more
Open Positions August 15, 2022 - 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… ... Read more
Duke Grill Lab: Post-Doc / Staff Scientist Position August 14, 2022 - 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… ... Read more
Dr. Litt Receives Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship August 4, 2022 - 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… ... Read more
Cheers to 2021 iCANX Awardee Dr. Flavia Vitale December 20, 2021 - Congratulations go out to Dr. Flavia Vitale on recently receiving the 2021 iCANX young scientist award! Dr.Vitale is one of ten contestants selected. Participants from… ... Read more
Congratulations to first author Dr. Nicki Driscoll September 28, 2021 - 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… ... Read more
Brendan Murphy photo Brendan Murphy’s Doctoral Dissertation August 18, 2021 -   The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Flavia Vitale are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Brendan Murphy! ... Read more
John Bernabei photo John Bernabei’s Doctoral Dissertation July 7, 2021 - The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Brian Litt are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of John Bernabei. ... Read more
Congratulations Kate! June 23, 2021 - We are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Kathryn Davis on her promotion to Associate Professor of Neurology, Clinician Educator Track. ... Read more
Nicki Driscoll Award Sol Pollack Best PhD Thesis Award April 9, 2021 - Dr. Nicki Driscoll, who recently presented her doctoral dissertation has received the Sol Pollack award for Best Ph.D. Thesis! This award is no surprise and… ... Read more
Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA Virtual Mardi Gras Gala February 10, 2021 - Join the EFEPA March 5 – 7, 2021 for a Carnival Weekend! There’s something for the whole family.  This annual event will be virtual this year. Test… ... Read more
Funding Available! T32 Training Grant Applications OPEN! February 1, 2021 - Call for Trainee Applications: NIH Neuroengineering and Medicine T32 Training Grant PI: Brian Litt, MD Funding: for stipend, tuition, travel and research supplies for 1-2… ... Read more
Nicolette Driscoll to Present Her Doctoral Dissertation Defense December 16, 2020 - The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania along with Drs. Brian Litt and Flavia Vitale are pleased to announce the doctoral dissertation defense… ... Read more
HRHR PA graphic Ghost in the Machine: Melding Brain, Computer and Behavior October 7, 2020 - Dr. Brian Litt and his newly awarded NIH Pioneer award were highlighted in Penn Medicine News today. Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the… ... Read more
davis lab hotspots graphic Davis Lab Localizing Epilepsy ‘Hotspots’ October 6, 2020 - Dr. Kathryn Davis and the Davis lab were highlighted in the Penn newsletter, Penn Today. The Davis lab's research centers around utilizing both the advancing… ... Read more
PENN CURF graphic 2020 Fall CURF Research Expo September 21, 2020 - The CNT has been lucky enough to work with many talented undergraduates this past Summer through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowship Program. The… ... Read more
The Annual PennHealthX Conference September 10, 2020 - CNT co-Directors, Dr. Kate Davis and Dr. Flavia Vitale as well as PhD candidate Nicolette Driscoll will be speaking at the first annual PennHealthX Conference.… ... Read more
Dr. Flavia Vitale Receives the K12 Career Development Award November 11, 2019 - Dr. Vitale has received the Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Award (IREK12). This award will support her on wearable EMG sensors to study fundamental mechanisms… ... Read more
Flavia Vitale Dr. Vitale receives the Linda Pechenik Montague Investigator Award November 7, 2019 - 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… ... Read more
Jonathan Rothberg Annual BE Graduate Group Research Symposium November 6, 2019 - Save the date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Beginning at 1pm, check in at 12:30pm Singh Center for Nanotechnology Galleria and Glandt Forum Please RSVP using the google… ... Read more
MINS Year of Brain Science Technology September 13, 2019 - The 2019 Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) Year of Brain Science Technology Student Kick-Off Symposium will take place Friday, September 13th from 1pm-6pm. Ph.D. students… ... Read more
The CNT Goes to ICTALS September 13, 2019 - Many of our own lab members attended and participated in the International Conference for Technology and Analysis of Seizures (ICTALS) in Exeter, UK. ICTALS 2019… ... Read more
Brian Litt photo Dr. Brian Litt – Neurosurgery Grand Rounds August 13, 2019 - Dr. Brian Litt has been invited to speak at Penn’s Neurosurgery Grand Rounds on Thursday, August 15th. He will give a talk titled “Neuroengineering Collaboration in… ... Read more
Funding Available: Medical Devices and Health Technology Development Pilot Award August 9, 2019 - Penn Health-Tech and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation invite faculty and staff from the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)… ... Read more
Dr. Davis to Lecture at 33rd International Epilepsy Congress June 18, 2019 - From June 22-26, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) will hold its major biennial event in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Davis’s lecture will be given as… ... Read more
Congratulations Graduates! May 22, 2019 - Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Graduates! Bioengineering Master’s Students Arjun Shankar Christopher Painter Placid Unegbu Matthew Zimpfer Bioengineering Undergraduates Kayla Prezelski Theodore Wang ... Read more
Preya Shah to Receive the Sol Pollack Award April 1, 2019 - Dr. Preya Shah has been selected to receive the Sol Pollack Award. This award is given annually to the most deserving bioengineering graduate student who has successfully… ... Read more
Funding Available! T32 Training Grant Applications OPEN! March 4, 2019 - Applications are NOW OPEN for Dr. Litt’s NIH Neuroengineering and Medicine T32 Training Grant. To begin your application complete this form(link is external). Goal: to train predoctoral engineering students… ... Read more
Part-Time Research Assistant Position Available January 31, 2019 - The CNT is looking for a highly motivated, independent, detail-oriented student for a part-time research assistant position. This individual will be assisting various researchers with… ... Read more
NeurologyLive: Dr. Kate Davis on Novel Treatment Options January 30, 2019 - Dr. Kathryn Davis, co-founder of the CNT, was featured on NeurologyLive where she discusses one of the main topics of conversation among epileptologists at this year’s… ... Read more
Dayo Adewole Co-Founder of InstaHub January 25, 2019 - Dayo Adewole, Ph.D. candidate and trainee to Dr. Brian Litt's NaM T32 Training Grant has co-founded the innovative company InstaHub along with co-founder Michael Wong.… ... Read more
Bioengineering Graduate Group Research Symposium January 10, 2019 - The Department of Bioengineering hosted the Bioengineering Graduate Group Research Symposium on Tuesday, January 8th. The event was organized with the help of P.h.D student… ... Read more
Dr. Brian Litt as Invited Speaker at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting November 15, 2018 - Dr. Brian Litt has been chosen as an Invited Speaker at this year’s Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting in Boston, MA. The title of… ... Read more
Preya Shah to Present Her Doctoral Dissertation Defense September 26, 2018 - The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Brian Litt are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Preya Shah. Title: Quantitative multimodal mapping… ... Read more
Advanced Technology for Clinicians Meeting in Venice August 7, 2018 - Brian Litt, MD and the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS) will be hosting a 5-day workshop ‘Epilepsy: Advanced Technology for Clinicians’ on the Island of… ... Read more
Brian Litt photo Brian Litt, MD Keynote Speaker at 2018 Gordan Research Seminar August 5, 2018 - Dr. Brian Litt has been invited as keynote speaker to the 2018 Gordon Research Seminar ‘Insights Into Mechanisms and Therapies for Epilepsy’ in West Dover, Vermont. The… ... Read more
Dr. Flavia Vitale Awarded McCabe Fellow Award August 1, 2018 - Dr. Flavia Vitale has been awarded the McCabe Fellow Award on July 13, 2018. The McCabe awards were established in 1969 by a generous gift… ... Read more
Funding for Medical Device Development July 17, 2018 - Applications are now being accepted by Penn Health-Tech and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation for funding to support medical device development projects that… ... Read more
Dr. Flavia Vitale Appointment to Assistant Professor July 1, 2018 - CNT Co-Director Dr. Flavia Vitale has been appointed as Assistant Professor within the Department of Neurology and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR)… ... Read more
Dr. Shawniqua Williams New Appointment to Assistant Professor June 21, 2018 - Dr. Shawniqua Williams has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University. She will also be joining the ICU… ... Read more
Brendan Murphy Awarded 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship April 25, 2018 - Bioengineering PhD student Brendan Murphy has been awarded a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. The GRFP promotes vitality and diversity… ... Read more
Dr. Kate Davis Awarded 2018 Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award March 14, 2018 - Dr. Kathryn Davis, co-director of the CNT was awarded the Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award at the 2018 American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting. The award recognizes… ... Read more
Shawniqua Williams- Dynamic Poster Presentation, 2017 Society for Neuroscience Meeting February 20, 2018 - Epilepsy Instructor Dr. Shawniqua Williams was selected for a Dynamic Poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington DC, held in November 2017.… ... Read more
Flavia Vitale: Co-chair, Organizer, Presenter 2017 Society for Neuroscience Meeting February 15, 2018 - Flavia Vitale and Dr. Samantha Santacruz (UC Berkeley) organized and co-chaired a Mini-symposium on Innovative Approaches for Multimodal Neural Interfaces at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience… ... Read more
Flavia Vitale’s Fall 2017 Presentations- Some Highlights February 15, 2018 - In October 2017, Flavia gave a talk entitled, "Evaluation of impedance and in vivo recording performance of extracellular matrix-coated neural microelectrodes,” at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society Conference,… ... Read more
Nicolette Driscoll- Fall 2017 Presentations January 4, 2018 - Nicolette Driscoll (Nicki) made 2 important presentations in the fall of 2017. She presented “Transparent graphene electrodes for chronic in vivo optical and electrophysiological recording” at the 2017… ... Read more
Navigating Medical Device Development at Every Stage December 21, 2017 - The Penn Health-Tech Center for Health, Devices, and Technology, a project that launched in May 2017, hopes to unite Penn’s strengths in medicine, engineering, business, and education to… ... Read more
Timothy Lucas II, MD, PhD named Alpha Omega Alpha Fellow in Leadership July 26, 2017 - Timothy H. Lucas, II, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurosurgery (also director of the Translational Neuromodulation Lab in the Perelman School of Medicine and co-director of… ... Read more
Flavia Vitale, PhD, Awarded CURE Taking Flight Award July 19, 2017 - 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… ... Read more
Nicolette Driscoll Awarded 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship March 17, 2017 - Bioengineering PhD student Nicolette Driscoll has been awarded a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. The GRFP Fellowship recognizes and supports… ... Read more
Dr. Kacy Cullen Featured on Penn Medicine News August 4, 2016 - CNT collaborator Dr. Kacy Cullen, has been featured in Penn Medicine News. Dr. Cullen and his team have been working to grow replacement connections, referred… ... Read more
Next-Gen Electrodes: Proof-of-Concept Animal Study Shows that Flexible, Dissolvable Silicon Electronic Device Holds Promise for Brain Monitoring May 5, 2016 - CNT founder Dr. Brian Litt's work on dissolvable silicon electronics along with Dr. John A. Rogers, a material scientist from the University of Illinois at… ... Read more
Launch of Penn Health-Tech May 2, 2016 - 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… ... Read more
Penn Researchers Use Network Science to Help Pinpoint Source of Seizures January 25, 2016 - 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: Read the… ... Read more
AES Research Recognition Award for Clinical Science Presented to Dr. Brian Litt December 7, 2015 - The American Epilepsy Society (AES) announced that CNT founder, clinician, and professor, Brian Litt, M.D., is being honored with the AES Research Recognition Award for… ... Read more
Neuroengineering: Where Biology Meets Technology November 5, 2015 - 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… ... Read more
Dr. Kate Davis to Speak at PENN-CEST 2015 October 10, 2015 - Dr. Kate Davis, co-Director of the CNT, will be speaking on "Utilizing GluCEST to Localize Epileptic Networks" at the Symposium on Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer… ... Read more
Joshua Gold, PhD awarded Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award October 6, 2015 - 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! ... Read more
Epilepsy in Women May 15, 2015 - "Epilepsy in Women” Friday, May 15, 2015 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Elizabeth E. Gerard, MD, FACNS Assistant Professor of Neurology Feinberg School of Medicine… ... Read more
PICS Symposium: Deformation, Defects, Diagnosis April 21, 2015 - 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… ... Read more
“Engineering the Next Generation of Brain Scientists” Featured in Neuron April 8, 2015 - Dr. Brian Litt's "Engineering the Next Generation of Brain Scientists" featured in Neuron: New technologies to probe the nervous system are propelling innovation and discovery… ... Read more
Duygu Kuzum Presenting at MRS Spring Conference March 15, 2015 - CNT Postdoctoral Researcher, Duygu Kuzum, will be presenting some of her work at the 2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting & Exhibit. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Abstract:… ... Read more
CNT Research Retreat February 3, 2015 - When: Save the Date: Friday February 27, 2015, 8:30AM – 5PM             (Morning session, lunch, afternoon session).  What:  Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics (CNT) Retreat… ... Read more Initiative Featured on January 29, 2015 - Dr. Francis S. Collins, NIH Director recently featured IEEG.ORG, the NINDS-supported research initiative to catalyze collaboration and and data sharing for BigData studies of epilepsy, on… ... Read more