The Neural Engineering Laboratory is housed within the Volgenau School of Engineering and is comprised of faculty and students from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Department of Bioengineering at Mason. The research programs of the Neural Engineering Laboratory involve the development and use of in vitro and in vivo neural interface technologies. Specific projects are focused on dynamical modeling and pattern steering of living neuronal networks, the development and characterization of novel materials for neural interface technologies, exploration of new paradigms assistive device control, and function-based neuropharmacological assay development and demonstration.
The Neural Engineering Laboratory is directed by Nathalia Peixoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Joseph J. Pancrazio, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, is a senior faculty member in the laboratory.