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Developing novel neurotechnology to understand the brain

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science studying biological structures and processes of all scales using principles of physical science.

Our current research focuses on neurophysics, studying the nervous system and developing novel neurotechnology to better understand the brain, and to improve brain health, in collaboration with the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

Associated Faculty

  • Prof. Joonhee Lee | Research Interests: Lee's research focuses on developing an advanced optoelectronic neurostimulation and sensing platform for optogenetics and optical control, and on biomaterials and microfabrication technology for multifunctional implantable devices. Moving forward, his long-term research goals are the creation of an optoelectronic closed-loop feedback control system for neural circuits and the advancement of neurophotonic methods, and the fundamental study of biophysical phenomena in various biological systems. These goals require a multidisciplinary approach from material science, biophotonics, optoelectronics, neuroscience, and implantable microdevice technology.