neuroengineeringResearch in neuroengineering at the University of Rochester involves the study of biological mechanisms of neural systems and the integration of these systems with devices and diagnostic techniques.

In particular, our faculty has special interests in the vestibular, auditory, and visual sensory systems. Students have opportunities in clinical, translational and basic science research involving both experimental and computational neuroscience. 

Neuroengineering often refers to the application of engineering principles to:

Affiliated professional society: The Rochester Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Example Research Projects:

neuroengineering1 neuroengineering2 micro-fluidics in the inner ear organ of corti mechanics neuroengineering5 2nd generation adenovirus quantifying afferent strength
auditory processing of complex sounds augmented acoustic environment affects IC units biomimetic microstimulation computational models for auditory-nerve fibers controlling a dexterous prosthesis with neural signals dimensionality reduction modeling the detection of tones
visual motion sensitivity functional pathways in the auditory system

Current Researchers:

Laurel H. Carney, PhD Auditory neuroscience; neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational studies of hearing; signal processing for hearing aids
Benjamin T. Crane, MD, PhD The interaction of vision, the vestibular system, and human disease on motion perception
Kevin A. Davis, PhD Auditory neurophysiology, neural circuitry and information processing, and computational neuroscience
Greg DeAngelis, PhD Visual neuroscience; multi-sensory integration; neural coding; linking neurons to perception
Greg T. Gdowski, PhD Vestibular neurophysiology: sensory neural control underlying the coordination of postural movements
Anne E. Luebke, PhD Role of cochlear outer hair cells in hearing and hearing loss, at both the molecular and systems levels
Jong-Hoon Nam, PhD Biophysics of inner ear sensory cells, cell mechanics
Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DMSc The basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS; Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction
Gary D. Paige, MD, PhD Visual, vestibular, and adaptive control of spatial orientation and balance
Tatiana Pasternak, PhD Cortical circuitry underlying memory-guided sensory decisions
Marc H. Schieber, MD, PhD Neural control of individuated finger movements
Scott H. Seidman, PhD Vestibular systems, motor learning, physiological models, multi-sensory integration
David R. Williams, PhD Vision science, advanced ophthalmic technologies