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The Neuroprostheses Research Lab at the University of Florida

The Neuroprostheses Research Lab (NPR Lab) is a research facility located within the University of Florida J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. The activities in the NPR Lab are centered on basic and applied research utilizing neural engineering approaches to treat neurological disorders. The lab is designed to:

  • Develop and test neural interfaces to help those afflicted with injury and disease.
  • Provide a training ground for the next generation of Scientists.

Mission Statement:

  • Through teamwork, perseverance, integrity, and creativity we strive to achieve responsible, visionary neuroprosthetic research and develop an internationally renowned laboratory in order to conduct groundbreaking research, produce world-class scientists and engineers, improve technology and improve the lives of those afflicted by disease and injury.

Our primary research areas are the following:

  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Sensation induced by electrical stimulation of neural tissue
  • Sensory repair and augmentation
  • Neural coding and plasticity

News

Elliott Dirr Wins the People’s Choice Award in The Sugar Science Pitch Competition

Elliott Dirr Wins the People’s Choice Award in The Sugar Science Pitch Competition

Congratulations to Elliott and team for winning the people’s choice award for a 3 minute pitch detailing the therapeutic potential of using targeted vagus nerve stimulation to treat type 1 diabetes.

Congratulations Elliott Dirr and team for their Bioelectronics in Medicine publication!

Congratulations Elliott Dirr and team for their Bioelectronics in Medicine publication!

Designing a bioelectronic treatment for Type 1 diabetes: targeted parasympathetic modulation of insulin secretion was published on July 28th. It focuses on using electrical nerve stimulation to control pancreatic endocrine functions and ultimately control blood glucose.

Dr. Otto AIMBE Fellow

Dr. Otto AIMBE Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Otto for being elected as a 2020 AIMBE Fellow!

College of Medicine Research Poster Session

College of Medicine Research Poster Session

Jacob Chytil and Jamie Murbach both presented posters at the College of Medicine Research Poster Session

2020 Florida Undergraduate  Research Conference

2020 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference

Erynne presented her work at the 2020 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers, FL.

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