Somatosensory Neuroscience and Engineering Laboratory

Prof.Hsin-Yi LaiHsin-yi

Research Interests:BMI; BioMEMS sensor; Neuromodulation 

Key words:Parkinson's Disease; Brain Machine Interface; Focused Ultrasound; Somatosensory system; fMRI



    Dr. Hsin-Yi Lai is a PI of Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technology in Zhejiang University. She focuses on developing and applying cutting-edge neuroengineering approaches to investigate brain function and to treat neurological disease. She received her Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Control Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 2011. Using Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS) and nano­materials, she has developed a multichannel electrode array for chronic recording and stimulation. In 2012-2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow of Department of Neurology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, where she served as the head of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Imaging Research Group and the manager of 9.4T MRI. She developed a novel mean for applying simultaneous DBS-fMRI to explore the functional connectivity. In 2013-2015, she was a senior postdoctoral fellow in Chang Gung University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, leading the studies of somatosensory system in human and nonhuman primate. Her current research interests include: 1) Brain Machine Interface (BMI): Neural coding in integration of somatosensory and motor systems for adaptive BMI; 2) Neuromodulation: Development of DBS and focused ultrasound (FUS) neuromodulation methods for the treatment of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, autism, and depression; 3) BioMEMS sensor: Development of multi-functional neuroprobe-microchips by BioMEMS technology for investigating brain.

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