Lab News and Announcements

Information for potential postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.
June 2015
Welcome lab summer students Kinsey Dittmar, Zohra Baig, Caleb Lu, ZJ Zheng, Billy Anderson, Kallen Song.
March 2015
Engadget coverage of Flavia Vitale’s CNT fiber electrode paper in ACS Nano.
March 2015
“Neural Stimulation and Recording with Bidirectional, Soft Carbon Nanotube Fiber Microelectrodes.” ACS Nano, by Vitale, Summerson, Aazhang, Kemere, and Pasquali is now online.
December 2014
Samantha’s paper “Characterizing Motor and Cognitive Effects Associated With Deep Brain Stimulation in the GPi of Hemi-Parkinsonian Rats”. featured on IEEE TNSRE cover and website.
August 2014
New people in the lab: Sarah Eagleman (postdoc) and Eric Lewis (graduate student).
June 2014
Voice of America interview about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease and research in the lab.
May 2014
New book The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons talks about what it’s like living without a hippocampus. Excerpted here.
May 2014
Samantha Summerson receives first PhD in lab! Thesis here.
April 2014
CK recieves NSF CAREER Award “Dynamic Deep Brain Stimulation: From Theory to Technologies”. Link here. Press release.
March 2014
The Human Frontiers Science Program awards a Young Investigator Research award to Matthijs Van Der Meer, Giovanni Pezzulo and CK, “Beyond simple choices: computational and neuronal mechanisms for complex spatial behaviors”. Story here.
March 2014
The Open-Ephys project is featured in Wired Magazine!
October 2013
“Current amplitude-dependent modulation of rotational behavior with GPi stimulation in the rodent model of Parkinson’s Disease.” EMBS 2013, by Summerson, Kemere, and Aazhang is now online. A copy can be downloaded here.
September 2013
NSF awards Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant to team at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. The grant - “Neuroengineering from Cells to Systems” - will enable the creation of a special curriculum for graduate students studying in the emerging neuroengineering discipline. More here and here.
September 2013
CKs paper, “Rapid and Continuous Modulation of Hippocampal Network State during Exploration of New Places” (Kemere, Carr, Karlsson, and Frank) is available now on the PLoS One website here.
August 2013
First neural recordings! Video here.
March 2013
Submission accepted for (CNS 2013)[]. Paper 322 “Behavioral Effects of Disrupted Direct Pathway Signal Flow Caused by Dopamine Depletion”, by Samantha Summerson, Behnaam Aazhang, and Caleb Kemere. Poster here.
March 2013
Confocal images of the histology of our first cohort of GPi-DBS 6-OHDA hemiparkinsonian lesion animals done! Example here.
February 2013
First release of Open Ephys development boards coming! See information here.
December 2012
The website of the newest addition to the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Neuroengineering team is now live here.
November 2012
Open Ephys project website live!!
September 2012
Professor Kemere featured in the annual Rice Engineering magazine. The article is also archived here.
June 2012
Paper coauthored by CK now online! “Awake Hippocampal Sharp-Wave Ripples Support Spatial Memory” by Shantanu Jadhav, Caleb Kemere, P. Walter German and Loren Frank Science 15 June 2012. Full text here.