Biosystems research in UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering is a highly collaborative endeavor. Our faculty focus on four areas of Biosystems research: synthetic & systems biology, neural engineering, biomedical devices, and mobile health. Many of our faculty hold secondary appointments and work closely with collaborators from other departments including Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, Genome Sciences, Applied Mathematics, and the UW Medical Center. Our Biosystems faculty work with many cross-disciplinary institutes such as the eScience Institute, the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, the Institute for Protein Design, the Bloedel Hearing Research Center and the University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering.
Biotechnology, macromolecular engineering tools, advanced materials, genetic engineering, computer aided design, laboratory automation, DNA/RNA sequence assembly, information theory and machine learning for genomics applications.
Neural Control, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neural Security, Device control, spinal cord rehabilitation, neural signaling, neuromechanics and computational neuroscience.
Design of biomedical devices including research and clinical neural interfaces, diagnostic devices, wearable sensors, and embedded processing and wireless communication links for biomedical devices.
Development of new health monitoring, diagnostics, and health management applications and tools using emerging mobile devices and sensors. Research in this area applies advances in imaging, app development, physiological modeling, statistical algorithms, and machine learning. This work has implications for home health monitoring and low-resource environments.
- Processing Systems Lab (PSyLab)
- AMP Lab
- Data-Driven Dynamical Systems
- Seelig lab for synthetic biology
- Sensor Systems Lab
- Ubicomp (Ubiquitous Computing) Research Lab
- Klavins Lab
- BioRobotics Laboratory
- Information Theory Lab
- Interactive System Design Laboratory
- Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad
- Visvesh Sathe
- Georg Seelig
- Jacques Christophe Rudell
- Eli Shlizerman
- Shwetak N. Patel
- Matt Reynolds
- Joshua R. Smith
- Babak Parviz
- Linda G. Shapiro
- Eric Klavins
- Blake Hannaford
- Howard Jay Chizeck
- Samuel Burden
- Jeffrey A. Bilmes
- Les Atlas
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- Stroke neurorehabilitation using optogenetic stimulation in non-human primates
- Multi-modal large-scale optogenetic interface for non-human primates
- Develop and test a practical stroke model in non-human primates
- Studying the underlying mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive impairment
- UW BIOFAB: a cloud laboratory for genetic engineering
- Digital Pathology: Accuracy, Viewing Behavior and Image Characterization (with PI: Joann Elmore at Harborview and others)
- Estimation of electrode location in rat motor cortex by laminar analysis of electrophysiology and intracortical electrical stimulation
- Polarity of cortical electrical stimulation differentially affects neuronal activity of deep and superficial layers of rat motor cortex
- High gamma power in ECoG reflects cortical electrical stimulation effects on unit activity in layers V/VI
- Strategies for optical control and simultaneous electrical readout of extended cortical circuits
- A large interface for optogentic stimulation and recording in non-human primates
- Remote switching of cellular activity and cell signaling using light in conjunction with quantum dots