George Washington University,
Keywords: bioelectronics, electrophysiology, optophysiology, transparent electrodes, optoelectronics
Summary:Recent advances in new materials, electronics, and assembly techniques have allowed optoelectronic systems to interface with biology and contribute significantly to the progress in basic neuroscience and cardiovascular research as well as clinical medicine. In this talk, I will introduce a novel class of flexible, multifunctional optoelectronic systems that combines high-performance nanoscale electrodes with microscale optical components for simultaneous electrophysiological recording under optogenetic modulation. We envision this unique technology will open up new windows to understanding the brain and heart by enabling mapping the dynamics of perturbed cell populations and correlating cellular responses to behavior.