Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Shamma, Kanold receive DURIP award for advanced imaging technology

Professor Shihab Shamma and ISR-affiliated Assistant Professor Patrick Kanold (Biology) have been awarded a $355,000 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

The grant will be used to acquire advanced imaging technology to monitor the functional responses of thousands of neurons with high accuracy. It will allow the researchers to address the fundamental question of how large ensembles of neurons respond to various complex stimuli and how changing environmental conditions change the neuronal representation of the external world.

The advanced instrumentation consists of a laser scanning 2-photon system, that coupled with a microscope, allows the simultaneous monitoring of neuronal activity in vivo from an area of at least 0.5x0.5 mm which contains thousands of neurons over long periods of time.

Related Articles:
Shamma, Kanold receive DURIP funding
Maryland researchers develop computational approach to understanding brain dynamics
Telluride newspaper writes about Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop
NSF funds Shamma, Espy-Wilson for neuromorphic and data-driven speech segregation research
UMD researchers find listening to sound changes how neurons interact within the brain
Shihab Shamma elected IEEE Fellow
Fritz, Shamma are collaborators on new DARPA Targeted Neuroplasticity Training Program
Kanold study shows autism may begin early in brain development
Shamma, Horiuchi co-PIs on NSF cortical architectures grant
Bergbreiter, Kanold part of new MURI research teams

May 1, 2008


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

A Fearless Flight

Stop—hey, what’s that sound?

Alumnus Yan Sun named IEEE Fellow

"Super Wood" wins multiple awards

Nationwide Urban Flooding Disrupts Local Economies, Public Safety, and Housing Equity

University of Maryland Links Drone and Robotic Boat in Communication Network

Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosts Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium

Spacecraft carrying Adomaitis thin film experiment docks with the International Space Station

Wen, Horiuchi are runners up for BioCAS 2018 Best Paper Award

University of Maryland Breaks Ground on E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar