Faculty Advisor

Jain, Anjana

Faculty Advisor

Lambert, Christopher R.

Abstract

Today, there is no known cure for most neurological and neuromuscular disorders, like blindness, arrhythmia, and Parkinson’s. Neuroprosthetics and pharmaceuticals are current clinical solutions; however, the next frontier for more effective treatment is through optical control of electrically responsive cells. Our previously characterized photo-excitable ITO-APTMS-NK5962 SAM is a promising approach for optically innervated devices. This project aims to optimize and adapt our technology by developing photo-stimulated contraction in myotubes using my innovatively designed SlideDish and TubeIncubator cell culture products.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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