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CBAM Award Recipients

2013-2014 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