Bin Feng, Ph.D.
Neuroengineering, neuromodulation, electrophysiology, experimental and computational neuroscience, soft tissue biomechanics
260 Glenbrook Rd Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Office Phone: 860-486-6435
Office Fax: 860-486-2500
BS in Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University
MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University at West Lafayette
Post-doc in Visceral Pain & Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Feng’s research is focused upon the sensory encoding and processing of the peripheral nervous system. Particular interests are given on 1) how the sensory afferent neurons detect and transmit pain-related sensory information, 2) the peripheral mechanisms that underlie the sensory aberrations in chronic pain and 3) translating scientific discoveries into next-generation neuromodulatory strategies and devices that target peripheral nerves/neurons for the better management of chronic pain.
A multidisciplinary approach has been taken including ex vivo and in vitro electrophysiological recordings and stimulations, molecular biology and transcriptome analyses, nerve-electrode interface via micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), optogenetics, biomechanics at the nerve – tissue interface, and together with rigorous computational simulations of neural encoding and tissue biomechanics.
Details about ongoing research projects can be found at the lab website, i.e., Neuroengineering & Pain Research (NPR) Lab
Honors and Awards
* Sole corresponding author