Our Mission

The mission of the Rutgers University Neuro-Engineering Group (RUNEG) is to facilitate translational research in the development of devices that enhance central and peripheral nerve regeneration, restoration of motor and sensory function, and transmission of neural signals by brain-computer interfaces. While being focused on biomaterials science and the engineering disciplines, RUNEG will bring together researchers from neuroscience, chemical biology, imaging, stem-cell technology, nanotechnology, computational modeling as well as physicians.  

RUNEG will foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts to enhance our understanding of the multidisciplinary field of neural engineering, devices and cellular therapies, to enable the translation of technology from bench to bedside. The group will seek active participation from the members of the biomedical device and pharmaceutical industries to accelerate the transfer and commercialization of inventions and technologies into clinically useful products and therapies through streamlined steps. An important objective of RUNEG is to provide cutting-edge training and education, in the form of seminars and a yearly workshop, delivered by world-class investigators within RUNEG as well as invited speakers who lead their fields. These events will enhance learning, communication and collaboration for neuroscientists in industry and academia.

RUNEG was established in March 2014 as part of the University-wide focus on Neuroscience and collaboration with industry. RUNEG currently has 12 faculty members and 13 industry partners.  RUNEG is looking to expand. If you have an interest in engaging in translational research and academia-industry collaboration, please contact Suzanne Carter Squires, RUNEG Program Manager.

2016 Annual Progress Report

 

Participating Faculty

Janet Alder, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D. – Director, Brain Health Institute, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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Shabbar Danish, M.D. –  Chief, Section of Neurosurgical Oncology; Director, RWJ Gamma Knife Center; Director, RWJ Laser Ablation Treatment Center; Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
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Bonnie Firestein, Ph.D. – Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, the State University of       New Jersey
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Martin Grumet, Ph.D. – Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, the State University of        New Jersey
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Ronald Hart, Ph.D. – Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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Hilton Kaplan, MBBCh FCSSA Ph.D. – Associate Director, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Research Associate Professor, Rutgers University
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Joachim Kohn, Ph.D. FBSE – Board of Governors Professor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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KiBum Lee, Ph. D. – Associate Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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Antonio Merolli, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, FBSE, Visiting Research Scholar, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials
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Prabhas Moghe, Ph.D. – Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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M. Maral Mouradian, M.D. – William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Zhiping Pang, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Child Health Institute of New Jersey
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Troy Shinbrot, Ph.D. –  Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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David Shreiber, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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Jay Sy, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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Wise Young, M.D. Ph. D. – Distinguished Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 
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Jeffrey Zahn, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of       New Jersey­
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