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CBAM Award Recipients

2014 Seed Grants

Deep imaging of live brains with multiphoton resolution [$30,000]
Anna Devor, UCSD Neurosciences & Radiology
Y. Shaya Fainman, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maxim Abashin, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hana Uhlirova, UCSD Radiology
Peifang Tian, UCSD Neurosciences
Anders Dale, UCSD Neurosciences, Radiology & Cognitive Science
Multi-focus optical microscopy for 3D imaging of nervous systems [$30,000]
William Kristan, UCSD Neurobiology
Zhaowei Liu, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Diamond-based brain imaging [$30,000]
Ania Jayich, UCSB Physics
Mark Ellisman, UCSD Neurosciences & Bioengineering
Ken Kosik, UCSB Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Dense magnetic coil array for non-invasive brain activity mapping [$30,000]
Dan Sievenpiper, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Feifel, UCSD Psychiatry
Enzyme encapsulating nanoshells to probe and modulate neurotransmitter distribution [$30,000]
Sadik Esener, UCSD NanoEngineering
John Reynolds, Salk Institute

A fully-encapsulated, wireless, modular, and conformable neural recording system [$30,000]
Patrick Mercier, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD Bioengineering
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology & Neurosciences
Engaging massively rich behavioral and neural datasets [$30,000]
Vikash Gilja, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology & Neurosciences
Ultra-large scale two-photon microscope to study brain-wide neuronal and neurovascular dynamics [$30,000]
David Kleinfeld, UCSD Physics & Neurobiology
Matthew Anderson, SDSU Physics
Taking the next step toward understanding comptations by neural ensembles with high resolution neural recordings, generic data assimilations methods, and increased computational power [$20,000]
Joaquin Rapela, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Edward F. Chang, UCSF Neurological Surgery and Physiology
Tim Mullen, UCSD Cognitive Science
Peter Rowat, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Multi-contact multimodality 3D micropillar arrays [$30,000]
Shadi Dayeh, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yu-Hwa Lo, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shaochen Chen, UCSD NanoEngineering
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology & Neurosciences
Design and integration of brain mapping fantastic voyage devices [$30,000]
Michael J. Heller, UCSD NanoEngineering
Sadik Esener, UCSD NanoEngineering
Joe Wang, UCSD NanoEngineering
Peter Asbeck, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mark Ellisman, UCSD Neurosciences & Bioengineering
Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute & UCSD Neurobiology

2014-2015 Seed Grants

A novel toolkit for imaging activity-induced transcription in vivo [$30,000]
Brenda Bloodgood, UCSD Neurobiology
Geoffrey Chang, UCSD Pharmacology & Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Takaki Komiyama, UCSD Neurobiology
Simon Chen, UCSD Neurobiology

Super-high index nanofibers (SHINs) for optical and electrical deep brain probing [$30,000]
Donald Sirbuly, UCSD NanoEngineering
Axel Nimmerjahn, Salk Institute
Sadik Esener, UCSD NanoEngineering
Detection of neurotransmitters using an ultralow power electrochemical coulostatic discharge technique [$30,000]
Drew Hall, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Kleinfeld, UCSD Physics & Neurobiology
Whole brain mapping of behaviorally relevant neural circuits with an inducible genetic system [$30,000]
Jing Wang, UCSD Neurobiology
Chih-Ying Su, UCSD Neurobiology
Neurotransmitter specific, cellular-resolution brain mapping using receptor coated resonant nanoparticles [$30,000]
Dan Sievenpiper, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Abas Sabouni, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering

Diamond-based brain imaging [$30,000]
Ania Jayich, UCSB Physics
Mark Ellisman, UCSD Neurosciences & Bioengineering
Ken Kosik, UCSB Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

A rugged clinical grade ambulatory EEG system with head movement tracking [$30,000]
Harinath Garudadri, UCSD Qualcomm Institute
Patrick Mercier, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ksenija Marinkovic, UCSD Radiology
Leanne Chukoskie, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Sean Drummond, UCSD Psychiatry
A fully-encapsulated wireless neurological shank with both recording and stimulation capability [$30,000]
Patrick Mercier, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD Bioengineering
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology & Neurosciences
Active biocompatible multifunctional and implantable neural probes [$30,000]
Shadi Dayeh, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vikash Gilja, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Massoud Khraiche, UCSD Ophthalmology
Neural interface realization through in vivo validation and optimization [$30,000]
Vikash Gilja, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Massoud Khraiche, UCSD Ophthalmology
Shadi Dayeh, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
A scalable automated tool for counting massive numbers of neurons [$30,000]
Shyam Srinivasan, UCSD Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind
Junko Ogawa, Salk Institute
Charles Stevens, Salk Institute, UCSD Pharmacology & Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

2015-2017 Center Grants

A novel toolkit for imaging activity-induced transcription in vivo [$150,000]
Anna Devor, UCSD Neurosciences & Radiology
Rick Buxton, UCSD Radiology
Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD Bioengineering
Anders Dale, UCSD Neurosciences & Radiology
Shadi Dayeh, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yeshaiahu Fainman, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vikash Gilja, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology, Neurosciences & Psychiatry
Drew Hall, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boubacar Kante, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duygu Kuzum, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Kleinfeld, UCSD Physics & Neurobiology
Byungkook Lim, UCSD Neurobiology
Thomas Liu, UCSD Radiology & Bioengineering
Yu-Hwa Lo, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scott Makeig, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Patrick Mercier, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bhaskar Rao, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Terry Sejnowski, UCSD Neurobiology & Salk Institute
Gabriel Silva, UCSD Bioengineering & Ophthalmology

Center for Human Brain Activity Mapping [$150,000]
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology, Neuroscience & Psychiatry
David Barba, UCSD Neurosurgery
Bob Carter, UCSD Neurosurgery
Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD Bioengineering
Shadi Dayeh, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vic Ferreira, UCSD Psychology
Ian Galton, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vikash Gilja, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Gonda, UCSD Neurosurgery 
Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, Biomedical Engineering and Epilepsy Centers, Cleveland Clinic
Roger Levy, UCSD Linguistics
Patrick Mercier, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeffrey Neul, UCSD Neurosciences
Terry Sejnowski, UCSD Neurobiology & Salk Institute
Joseph Snider, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Thomas Thesen, NYU Neurology & Radiology
Nuno Vanconcelos, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering