Current Funded Research Projects

(across IBNR faculty)

PI: Namas Chandra

  • Characterization of the mechanisms causing blast-induced brain injury, US Army medical command/Henry Jackson Foundation
  • Development of methodology for standardized testing under blast loading conditions using modular shock tube, Program Executive Office, Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  • Fundamental Understanding of the Mechanism of Cavitation, One of the Possible Mechanisms of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury using Surrogate Models, Office of Naval Research
  • Experimental and Computational Studies of Blast and Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury, Army Research Laboratory
  • Divergent mechanisms of early cellular injury in high-rate blast and slow im, New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury
  • Biofidelic Rat Testing Device (RTD) to Measure Blast Exposure and Loadings for TBI, CFD Research Corporation Under STTR

PI: Namas Chandra
Co-PI: Bryan Pfister

  • Primary Blast Injury Criteria for Animal/Human Models using Field Validated Shock Tubes, US Army Materials and Medical Command

PI: Namas Chandra
Co-PI: Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar

  • Biomechanical differences in injury rate determine neurological outcomes after blast and impact TBI, Rutgers, RBHS & NJIT

PI: Farzan Nadim
Co-PI: Dirk Bucher

  • The role of axons in neural coding
  • Neuromodulation of neuronal oscillations
  • Long-term regulation of neuromodulation, in collaboration with the Schulz lab at the University of Missouri

PI: Farzan Nadim
Co-PI: Horacio Rotstein

  • Membrane potential resonance in neurons and networks

PI: Farzan Nadim
Co-PI: Dirk Bucher
Co-PI: Horacio Rotstein

  • Decoding rules of synaptic plasticity

PI: Casey Diekman

  • Neuronal data assimilation tools and models for understanding circadian rythms
  • Mulitsensory integration by circadian clocks

PI: Simon Garnier

  • Swarm lab RTMDx software
  • Cognitive-like behaviors in a unicellular slime mold

PI: Gal Haspal

  • A minimal locomotion circuit to investigate neuronal regeneration

PI: James Haorah

  • Mechanisms of atherosclerosis in alcohol intake

PI: Eric Fortune

  • Neural mechanisms for a cooperative behavior
  • Neural mechanisms of active sensing

PI: Victor Matveev

  • Cell calcium dynamics

PI: Camelia Prodan

  • Engineering new materials based on topological phonon edge modes

PI: Bryan Pfister

  • In-Vitro platforms for medium throughput of injury to human glutamatergic cortical projection neurons
  • A therapeutic approach to alleviate angiotensin II-induced neurovascular complications in traumatic brain injury
  • Novel cellular approach to study acute neuronal hyperexcitability in traumatic brain injury model
  • Surrogate prototyping and experiments for traumatic brain injury
  • Linking how the magnitude, rate, and impulse of loading to the brain leads to varying types and levels of damage to neuronal structure and function

PI: Mesut Sahin

  • Electrophysiological assessment of cerebellar injury
  • Underlying mechanisms of transcranial DC stimulation of the cerebellum
  • A whole-brain ultrasonic neural stimulation and photoacoustic recording system in behaving animals
  • Spinal cord computer interface