The mission of the Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory is to advance the state of art of functional biomedical imaging and neuroengineering through innovation in engineering methodologies which will contribute to basic biomedical research and clinical applications. Research in the lab includes functional biomedical imaging (functional neuroimaging, functional cardiac imaging, and cancer imaging), and neuroengineering (neural interfacing, neural modulation, neural sensing, and neural control). A particular strength of the laboratory is its combined mission of developing advanced engineering technologies for biomedical applications and investigating biomedical systems using the techniques developed in our laboratory. With the state-of-art dense array Electric Source Imaging systems, MR compatible electrophysiological mapping system, transcranial magnetic stimulator, transcranial direct current stimulator, brain functions analyzer, magnetoacoustic imaging systems, and brain-computer interfacing systems, the lab is capable of conducting experiments to map electrical activities originating from the brain, heart, muscle, and other organ systems, to characterize and image tissue properties, and to interfacing human subjects with computers.
The work in our lab is highly collaborative in nature. Active collaborators include investigators from the University of Minnesota (including CMRR, the Center for Neuroengineering, the Cancer Center, the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Psychiatry), Mayo Clinic at Rochester, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Roma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Zhejiang University. The lab research is currently supported by NIH (NIBIB/NIHLB), the National Science Foundation, ONR, and state of the Minnesota at the University of Minnesota.