Neuroengineering research image of neuron.

Neuroengineering research involves the application of engineering principles and technologies in the conduct of basic neuroscience research and in the pursuit of new methodologies and devices for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and remediation of neurological problems. Neuroengineering research at OHSU is done both within the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and in other OHSU units.

This research is an integral part of the many strong basic and clinical neuroscience programs within the university. OHSU has one of the largest concentrations of neuroscientists in the country. Graduate students in BME with an interest in neuroengineering do research in the laboratories of advisors both within BME and in other departments and institutes.

Research projects

Our goal is to develop and apply nanoscale technologies for imaging the structure and function of neurons at the size scale of single, dynamic molecules. These new technonlogies will introduce unique capabilities for understanding fundamental neural function and diagnosing neuropathologies.

Research thrusts

Gel image pertaining to research of nanobiotechnology and neuroengineering.

Elucidating serotonin receptor signaling in major depression

Neurotransmitter neurosensors