Professor Mario Romero Ortega of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), and the University of Texas at Austin Research Institute (UTARI) was a guest speaker in the BBL seminar series on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Prof. Ortega's presentation was entitled "Electronic Interfacing of Peripheral Nerves: Technology and Applications".
Prof. Ortega leads UTD's Regenerative Neurobiology & Neuroelectronics (RNN) Laboratory, where research is performed on the molecular biology of axon development, especially for nerve regeneration after injury, and how the findings may be translated into bioelectronic applications for neuroprotection and spinal cord repair. In his presentation, Prof. Ortega, showed how small, sub-millimeter cuff electrodes are effective tools for wireless stimulation of small nerves and fascicles.
Many thanks to Prof. Ortega for his visit and for his inspiring presentation on how bioelectronic medical research advances basic science, technology, and clinical applications.