Photoacoustic Stimulation with Single-Neuron Precision Developed by a BU Team

An article by a BU team entitled “Non-genetic Photoacoustic Stimulation of Single Neurons” will appear in Light: Science & Applications. This research is led by Professors Chen Yang (ECE, Chem, MSE) and Ji-Xin Cheng (ECE, BME, MSE) in collaboration with Professor John White (BME) and Professor Heng-Ye Man (Biology). The graduate students and researchers who made key contributions to the work include Linli Shi (Chemistry), Ying Jiang (ECE), Fernando Fernandez (BME), Guo Chen (ECE), and Lu Lan (ECE).

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng and Coworkers Published in Nature Communications

BU researchers reported an ultrafast fingerprint-stimulated Raman spectroscopic imaging platform, with broad applications to cancer metabolism, brain mapping, and biofuel production, in Nature Communications on May 24th, 2021.  This work was funded by grants from the Department of Energy and the NIH. 

ECE Junior Faculty Recognized by Boston University as Outstanding Researchers

By Caroline Amato Assistant Professor Lei Tian and Assistant Professor Eshed Ohn-Bar were recognized by Boston University as a recipient of the 2021 Early Career Excellence in Research Award from the College of Engineering and the Junior Faculty Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing for 2021, respectively. The Early Career Excellence in Research Award […]

One Small Step For A Mouse: Using Information Science to Understand the Brain

by Allison Kleber How does learning a new skill or process change the physical structure of the brain? Using techniques from data science and high-dimensional statistics, Professors Bobak Nazer (ECE), Venkatesh Saligrama (ECE, SE), and Xue Han (BME), aim to find out. Their project, titled “Discovering Changes in Networks: Fundamental Limits, Efficient Algorithms, and Large-Scale […]

Gut Health Project Nets Professor Yazicigil Multi-Disciplinary Grant

by Allison Kleber ECE Professor Rabia Yazicigil is leveraging her skill with hardware design and IoT security in a new direction, for the benefit of human health. Working in collaboration with Professor Tim Lu, of MIT’s EECS & Biological Engineering departments, Professor Yazicigil is developing a new miniaturized bio-electronic device which would make it possible […]

Professor Stringhini Presents Keynote at Computational Methods in Online Misbehavior Workshop

Online hate shared through social media platforms has developed into more of an epidemic than we may realize. Bullying, racist tweets, negative posts, memes and more allow people to easily band together and promote hatred. Like-minded people gather in polarized online communities, identify suitable targets, and proceed to carry out their attacks. In his efforts […]

Treating Tumors with Light and Sound

In lumpectomy surgeries, operations where a (usually cancerous) lump is removed from the breast, many small, early-stage tumors can’t be felt by hand during an exam, which makes them difficult to locate during surgery. For tumors like these, a doctor typically inserts a thin guide wire, less than a millimeter wide, into the breast before the […]