Dr David Tsai

Dr David Tsai

Senior Lecturer
  • PhD (Biomedical Engineering), 2012, University of New South Wales
  • MBiomedE, 2007, University of New South Wales
  • BE (Software, Honours 1st Class), 2007 University of New South Wales
Engineering
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

I am a Senior Lecturer at UNSW, jointly appointed between Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, where I lead the Biomedical Microsystems Lab. We develop miniature microelectronic devices for at-scale, high-resolution brain machine interfaces, and for biosensing under the skin.

I have been supported by prestigious Fellowships from the NHMRC (CJ Martin) and the Kavli Foundation. My team's research has been continuously funded by the NHMRC since 2013, including an ongoing Ideas grant on soft brain machine interfaces. Our research has appeared in journals such as Nature Communications and Nature Nanotechnology. With students, my research has won the Student Paper Award twice and Best Papers Award once, at the IEEE EMBC conferences. I have been awarded a total of $2.46M in research funding since appointment to my current post. Beyond creating new technologies, we are also very keen on sharing our devices with the research community, and on the closely related area of research data sharing and data format standardisation. Our research on at-scale neurotechnology has also attracted industry collaborations (e.g. LeafLabs LLC and BlackRock Microsystems).

Following PhD, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University in the City of New York, till 2019, joint between the labs of Porf. Kenneth Shepard (electrical engineering) and Prof. Rafael Yuste (neuroscience). I was promoted to Associate Research Scientist in 2017. In March 2019 I returned to UNSW as Senior Lecturer.

Visit my lab's website for more information: https://biomicrosyslab.org.

Phone
+61 2 9065 8230
Location
Room 1003, Level 1, Bioscience South (E26)
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Guo T; Shivdasani MN; Tsai D; Ayton LN; Rathbun DL; Lovell NH, 2023, 'Visual Prostheses: Neuroengineering Handbook', in Handbook of Neuroengineering, Springer Nature Singapore, pp. 1023 - 1068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5540-1_31
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Guo T; Shivdasani MN; Tsai D; Ayton LN; Rathbun DL; Lovell NH, 2021, 'Visual Prostheses: Neuroengineering Handbook', in Handbook of Neuroengineering, Springer Singapore, pp. 1 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2848-4_31-2
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Guo T; Tsai D; Bai S; Shivdasani M; Muralidharan M; Li L; Dokos S; Lovell N, 2020, 'Insights from Computational Modelling: Selective Stimulation of Retinal Ganglion Cells', in Brain and Human Body Modeling 2020, Springer Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45623-8_13
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Muralidharan M; Guo T; Tsai D; Lee JI; Fried S; Dokos S; Morley JW; Lovell NH; Shivdasani MN, 2024, 'Neural activity of retinal ganglion cells under continuous, dynamically-modulated high frequency electrical stimulation', Journal of Neural Engineering, 21, pp. 015001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/ad2404
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ly K; Lovell NH; Muralidharan M; Italiano ML; Tsai D; Shivdasani MN; Guo T; Dokos S, 2023, 'The direct influence of retinal degeneration on electrical stimulation efficacy: Significant implications for retinal prostheses', Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10340724
    Journal articles | 2023
    Nguyen CC; Thai MT; Hoang TT; Davies J; Phan PT; Zhu K; Wu L; Brodie MA; Tsai D; Ha QP; Phan HP; Lovell NH; Nho Do T; Do TN, 2023, 'Development of a soft robotic catheter for vascular intervention surgery', Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 357, pp. 114380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2023.114380
    Journal articles | 2023
    Nguyen CC; Wong S; Thai MT; Hoang TT; Phan PT; Davies J; Wu L; Tsai D; Phan H; Lovell NH; Do TN, 2023, 'Advanced User Interfaces for Teleoperated Surgical Robotic Systems', Advanced Sensor Research, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsr.202200036
    Journal articles | 2023
    Qin P; Lin Q; Xie Y; Chang YC; Zanos S; Wang H; Payne S; Shivdasani MN; Tsai D; Lovell NH; Dokos S; Guo T, 2023, 'Modulating functionally-distinct vagus nerve fibers using microelectrodes and kilohertz frequency electrical stimulation', Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10340796
    Journal articles | 2023
    Woods A; Nguyen CC; Islam MSU; Lovell NH; Nho Do T; Tsai D, 2023, 'Towards a single-use, low-cost endoscope for gastroenterological diagnostics', Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10341003
    Journal articles | 2023
    Xie Y; Qin P; Guo T; Al Abed A; Lovell NH; Tsai D, 2023, 'Modulating individual axons and axonal populations in the peripheral nerve using transverse intrafascicular multichannel electrodes', Journal of Neural Engineering, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/aced20
    Journal articles | 2022
    Italiano ML; Guo T; Lovell NH; Tsai D, 2022, 'Improving the spatial resolution of artificial vision using midget retinal ganglion cell populations modeled at the human fovea', Journal of Neural Engineering, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/ac72c2
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ly K; Guo T; Tsai D; Muralidharan M; Shivdasani MN; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2022, 'Simulating the impact of photoreceptor loss and inner retinal network changes on electrical activity of the retina', Journal of Neural Engineering, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/aca221
    Journal articles | 2020
    Muralidharan M; Guo T; Shivdasani MN; Tsai D; Fried S; Li L; Dokos S; Morley JW; Lovell NH, 2020, 'Neural activity of functionally different retinal ganglion cells can be robustly modulated by high-rate electrical pulse trains', Journal of Neural Engineering, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/ab9a97
    Journal articles | 2020
    Periyanagounder D; Wei T; Li T; Lin C; Gonçalves TP; Fu H; Tsai D; Ke J; Kuo H; Huang K; Lu N; Fang X; He J, 2020, 'Organic Semiconductors: Fast‐Response, Highly Air‐Stable, and Water‐Resistant Organic Photodetectors Based on a Single‐Crystal Pt Complex (Adv. Mater. 2/2020)', Advanced Materials, 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202070015
    Journal articles | 2020
    Periyanagounder D; Wei TC; Li TY; Lin CH; Gonçalves TP; Fu HC; Tsai DS; Ke JJ; Kuo HW; Huang KW; Lu N; Fang X; He JH, 2020, 'Fast-Response, Highly Air-Stable, and Water-Resistant Organic Photodetectors Based on a Single-Crystal Pt Complex', Advanced Materials, 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201904634
    Journal articles | 2019
    Guo T; Tsai D; Yang CY; Al Abed A; Twyford P; Fried SI; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Dokos S; Lovell NH, 2019, 'Mediating retinal ganglion cell spike rates using high-frequency electrical stimulation', Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, pp. 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00413
    Journal articles | 2019
    Office FP; Al Abed A; Guo T; Tsai D, 2019, 'Erratum: Mediating Retinal Ganglion Cell Spike Rates Using High-Frequency Electrical Stimulation', Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, pp. 910, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00910
    Journal articles | 2018
    Guo T; Yang CY; Tsai D; Muralidharan M; Suaning G; Morley J; Dokos S; Lovell N, 2018, 'Closed-Loop Efficient Searching of Optimal Electrical Stimulation Parameters for Preferential Excitation of Retinal Ganglion Cells', Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, pp. 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00168
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tsai D; Sawyer D; Bradd A; Yuste R; Shepard KL, 2018, 'Addendum: A very large-scale microelectrode array for cellular-resolution electrophysiology', Nature Communications, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06969-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tsai D; Yuste R; Shepard KL, 2018, 'Correction: Statistically reconstructed multiplexing for very dense, high-channel-count acquisition systems (IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2018) 8:1 (13-23))', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 12, pp. 1215 - 1216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBCAS.2018.2851843
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yang CY; Tsai D; Guo T; Dokos S; Suaning G; Morley JM; Lovell N; Morley J, 2018, 'Differential Electrical Responses in Retinal Ganglion Cell Subtypes: Effects of Synaptic Blockade and Stimulating Electrode Location', Journal of Neural Engineering, 15, pp. 046020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/aac315
    Journal articles | 2017
    Jayant K; Hirtz JJ; Plante IJL; Tsai DM; De Boer WDAM; Semonche A; Peterka DS; Owen JS; Sahin O; Shepard KL; Yuste R, 2017, 'Targeted intracellular voltage recordings from dendritic spines using quantum-dot-coated nanopipettes', Nature Nanotechnology, 12, pp. 335 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2016.268
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2017, 'Survey of electrically evoked responses in the retina-stimulus preferences and oscillation among neurons', Scientific Reports, 7, pp. 13802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-14357-1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tsai D; Sawyer D; Bradd A; Yuste R; Shepard K, 2017, 'A very large-scale microelectrode array for cellular- resolution electrophysiology', Nature Communications, 8, pp. 1802 - 1802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-02009-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tsai D; Yuste R; Shepard K, 2017, 'Statistically Reconstructed Multiplexing for Very Dense, High-Channel-Count Acquisition Systems', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 12, pp. 13 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tbcas.2017.2750484
    Journal articles | 2016
    Guo T; Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Kameneva T; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2016, 'Electrical activity of on and off retinal ganglion cells: A modelling study', Journal of Neural Engineering, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2560/13/2/025005
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tsai D; Choi J; Aklimi E; Shi C; Krishnaswamy H; Shepard K, 2015, 'Matching the power, voltage, and size of biological systems: a nW–scale, 0.023–mm3 pulsed 33–GHz radio trans- mitter operating from a 5kT/q–supply voltage', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 62, pp. 1950 - 1958, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tcsi.2015.2426958
    Journal articles | 2014
    Guo T; Tsai D; Bai S; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2014, 'Understanding the retina: A review of computational models of the retina from the single cell to the network level', Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 42, pp. 419 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/CritRevBiomedEng.2014011732
    Journal articles | 2013
    Matteucci PB; Chen SC; Tsai D; Dodds CWD; Dokos S; Morley JW; Lovell NH; Suaning GJ, 2013, 'Current steering in retinal stimulation via a quasimonopolar stimulation paradigm', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 54, pp. 4307 - 4320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.13-11653
    Journal articles | 2012
    Tsai D; Chen S; Protti DA; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2012, 'Responses of Retinal Ganglion Cells to Extracellular Electrical Stimulation, from Single Cell to Population: Model-Based Analysis', PLoS ONE, 7, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053357
    Journal articles | 2011
    Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2011, 'Frequency-dependent reduction of voltage-gated sodium current modulates retinal ganglion cell response rate to electrical stimulation', Journal of Neural Engineering, 8, pp. Article number: 066007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2560/8/6/066007
    Journal articles | 2009
    Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2009, 'A wearable real-time image processor for a vision prosthesis', Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 95, pp. 258 - 269
    Journal articles | 2009
    Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2009, 'Direct activation and temporal response properties of rabbit retinal ganglion cells following subretinal stimulation', Journal of Neurophysiology, 102, pp. 2982 - 2993
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Ly K; Lovell NH; Muralidharan M; Italiano ML; Tsai D; Shivdasani MN; Guo T; Dokos S, 2023, 'The direct influence of retinal degeneration on electrical stimulation efficacy: Significant implications for retinal prostheses', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States, pp. 1 - 4, presented at 2023 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), United States, 24 July 2023 - 27 July 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10340724
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Qin P; Lin Q; Xie Y; Chang YC; Zanos S; Wang H; Payne S; Shivdasani MN; Tsai D; Lovell NH; Dokos S; Guo T, 2023, 'Modulating functionally-distinct vagus nerve fibers using microelectrodes and kilohertz frequency electrical stimulation', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States, pp. 1 - 4, presented at 2023 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), United States, 24 July 2023 - 27 July 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10340796
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Woods A; Nguyen CC; Islam MSU; Lovell NH; Nho Do T; Tsai D, 2023, 'Towards a single-use, low-cost endoscope for gastroenterological diagnostics', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10341003
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Italiano M; Guo T; Lovell N; Tsai D, 2021, 'Exploring the limits of artificial vision using a model of foveal retinal ganglion cells', in Proceedings of the Neural Interfaces and Artificial Senses, Fundació Scito, presented at Neural Interfaces and Artificial Senses, 22 September 2021 - 23 September 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.29363/nanoge.nias.2021.015
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Sy L; Hoang TT; Bussu M; Thai MT; Phan PT; Low H; Brodie MA; Tsai D; Lovell N; Do TN, 2021, 'M-SAM: Miniature and Soft Artificial Muscle-Driven Wearable Robotic Fabric Sleeve for Upper Limb Augmentation', Yale, USA, presented at The 4th IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (Robosoft 2021), Yale, USA, 12 April 2021 - 16 March 2021
    Patents | 2021
    Tsai D; Morley J; Suaning G; Lovell N, 2021, Stimulation method for maintaining responsiveness of cells, Europe, Patent No. 2667931
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Lin Q; Shivdasani MN; Tsai D; Chang YC; Jayaprakash N; Zanos S; Lovell NH; Dokos S; Guo T, 2020, 'A Computational Model of Functionally-distinct Cervical Vagus Nerve Fibers', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 2475 - 2478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9175855
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Muralidharan M; Guo T; Shivdasani MN; Tsai D; Fried S; Cameron M; Morley JW; Dokos S; Lovell NH, 2020, 'Towards Controlling Functionally-Distinct Retinal Ganglion Cells in Degenerate Retina', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 3598 - 3601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9176595
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Guo T; Tsai ; Muralidharan ; Suaning ; Morley ; Dokos ; Lovell , 2018, 'Computational models and tools for developing sophisticated stimulation strategies for retinal neuroprostheses', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Honolulu, US, pp. 2248 - 2251, presented at Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2018 Annual International Conference of the IEEE., Honolulu, US, 18 July 2018 - 22 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/embc.2018.8512748
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Guo T; Barriga-Rivera A; Suaning G; Tsai D; Morley J; Dokos S; Lovell N, 2017, 'Mimicking Natural Neural Encoding through Retinal Electrostimulation', Shanghai, presented at 2017 Annual International Conference of the IEEE on Neural Engineering, Shanghai, 25 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
    Patents | 2017
    Tsai D; Morley J; Suaning G; Lovell N, 2017, Stimulation method for maintaining the re- sponsiveness of electrically excitable cells to repeated electrical stimulation, Patent No. 9,669,213 B2
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Yang C; Tsai D; Guo T; Suaning G; Dokos S; Morley J; Lovell N, 2016, 'High Frequency Electrical Stimulation: the Effect of Spatial Location on Retinal Ganglion Cell Responses In vitro', in Proceedings of the 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Florida USA, presented at Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 Annual International Conference of the IEEE., Florida USA, 16 August 2016 - 20 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/26617
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Bai S; Guo T; Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2015, 'Influence of retinal ganglion cell morphology on neuronal response properties - A simulation study', in International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER, pp. 679 - 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NER.2015.7146714
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Guo T; Lovell NH; Tsai D; Twyford P; Fried S; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Dokos S, 2015, 'Optimizing retinal ganglion cell responses to high-frequency electrical stimulation strategies for preferential neuronal excitation', in International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER, pp. 252 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NER.2015.7146607
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Tsai D; John E; Chari T; Yuste R; Shepard K, 2015, 'High–channel–count, high–density microelectrode array for closed–loop investigation of neuronal networks,', in Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Milan, Italy, pp. 7510 - 7513, presented at Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Milan, Italy, 25 August 2015 - 29 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/embc.2015.7320129
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Yang CY; Woolley AJ; Tsai D; Suaning GJ; Morley JW; Lovell NH, 2015, 'Calcium imaging of retinal ganglion cell dendritic responses to extracellular microelectrode stimulation', in International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER, pp. 438 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NER.2015.7146653
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Choi J; Aklimi E; Roseman J; Tsai D; Krishnaswamy H; Shepard KL, 2014, 'Matching the power density and potentials of biological systems: A 3.1-nW, 130-mV, 0.023-mm3 pulsed 33-GHz radio transmitter in 32-nm SOI CMOS', in Proceedings of the IEEE 2014 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, CICC 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CICC.2014.6945985
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Guo T; Lovell NH; Tsai D; Twyford P; Fried S; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Dokos S, 2014, 'Selective activation of ON and OFF retinal ganglion cells to high-frequency electrical stimulation: a computational modeling study', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, pp. 6108 - 6111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6945023
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Guo T; Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2014, 'The Unique Characteristics of ON and OFF Retinal Ganglion Cells: A Modeling Study', in 2014 36TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC), IEEE, Chicago, IL, pp. 6072 - 6075, presented at 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC), Chicago, IL, 26 August 2014 - 30 August 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6945020
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Guo T; Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2013, 'Cell-specific modeling of retinal ganglion cell electrical activity', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, pp. 6539 - 6542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6611053
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Guo T; Tsai D; Sovilj S; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2013, 'Influence of active dendrites on firing patterns in a retinal ganglion cell model', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, pp. 4557 - 4560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610561
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Guo T; Tsai D; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2012, 'Modeling Normal and Rebound Excitation in Mammalian Retinal Ganglion Cells', in 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, IEEE, San Diego, California, USA, pp. 5506 - 5509, presented at 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, San Diego, California, USA, 28 August 2012 - 01 September 2012, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6347241&tag=1
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2011, 'Responses of starburst amacrine cells to prosthetic stimulation of the retina', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 1053 - 1056, presented at 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011, Boston, Massachusetts USA, 30 August 2011 - 03 September 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2011, 'Sodium channel inactivation reduces retinal ganglion cell responsiveness to repetitive prosthetic stimulation', in 2011 5th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2011, IEEE, USA, pp. 550 - 553, presented at 5th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2011, Cancun, Mexico, 27 April 2011 - 01 May 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NER.2011.5910607
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Suaning GJ; Kisban S; Chen SC; Preston P; Dodds C; Tsai D; Matteucci P; H S; Morley JW; Lovell NH; Paul O; Stieglitz T; Rutherford P, 2010, 'Discrete cortical responses from multi-site supra-choroidal electrical stimulation in the feline retina', in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings, IEEE Society, USA, pp. 5879 - 5882, presented at The 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2010), Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Tsai D; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Lovell NH, 2009, 'Direct activation of retinal ganglion cells with subretinal stimulation.', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, pp. 618 - 621

Past and present fundings from the following external sources are gratefully acknowledged:

  • NHMRC (Australia) MRFF Stem Cell Therapies Mission, 2023 - 2024 Bioengineered tissue models to identify new antiarrhythmics for atrial fibrillation (CI-F, $1,000,564.4, APP2024443).
  • NHMRC (Australia) Ideals Grant, 2020 - 2024 Transparent, soft arrays for closed-loop, cellular-resolution brain recording and stimulation (CI-A, $1,008,374, APP1188414).
  • UNSW - Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Research Mobility Grant, 2020 Developing next-generation neuromodulation techniques for the diseased retina (CI, $5,000, RG192640).
  • UNSW - Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Research Bridging Grant, 2020 Paving the way for the next generation of retinal implants to treat blindness (Co-I, $50,000, RG192622).
  • Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) Transformative Data Program Grant, 2019 Standardisation of protocols for collecting linked images and electrophysiological data from in vitro and in vivo studies on neural cells and tissues (Co-I, $50,000, GFA-195)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University - UNSW Collaborative Research Fund Seed Grant, 2018 Optimizing the performance of retinal neuroprostheses with frequency modulation and electrical field shaping (Co-I, $50,000, RG173376)
  • NHMRC (Australia) Project Grant, 2015 – 2019 Selective activation of retinal networks in response to high-frequency electrical stimulation: a computational modelling, in vitro and in vivo study (Co-I, $916,231, APP1087224).
  • NHMRC (Australia) CJ Martin Fellowship, 2013 – 2017 Understanding neural circuits in the retina (CI, $367,948, APP1054058).
  • Kavli Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012 – 2013 CMOS-based electronics for large-scale neural recording and stimulation (CI, $50,000).
  • Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course Travel Scholarship, 2011

 

 

  • Microelectronic (CMOS) brain recording and stimulation tools.
  • Circuits and systems for high throughput brain-machine interfacing.
  • Micro- and nano-fabricated neural sensors.
  • Computational tools and analytics for neural signals.
  • Neurobiology of electrical stimulation.
  • Vision prosthesis.