Fall 2011 Conference
September 21 - 23

Plenary 8: Amol Jadhav

Neural Interfaces for Direct Interfacing and Active Recording from Invertebrate Sensory System

Invertebrate models have been widely used for neuroscience, genetic and developmental biology studies. The simplicity of neural architecture (as compared to bigger species) and short developmental lifecycle of invertebrates makes them a good choice for studying neuroengineering. We have developed implantable microscale probes for direct interfacing and recording from brain as well as sensory organs. Our work provides a completely new way of performing in vivo recordings and we envision this to be one of the first demonstrations of active sensory interface. During this talk I will present information on neurosensory pathways, organogenesis, engineering aspects and recent results.