Laboratory for Biotronic Engineering @ OSU 

Research Overview

A highly interdisciplinary area, integrated cellular circuits (ICCs) are the biological implementation of circuits, devices and systems using cells from multicellular organisms, including animals and plants, and pursue their applications as implantable medical devices, scientific tools, biological models, etc. Fundamental approaches for ICCs include, but not limited to, microfabrication, tissue engineering, biomaterials, stem cell biology, synthetic biology, and developmental engineering. We are pioneering the science and engineering of ICCs with a focus on three goals:

  1. Develop ICCs as implantable medical devices for treatment, restoration, and augmentation to body functions;
  2. Develop ICCs as scientific tools to facilitate novel biomedical research; and
  3. Study biological principles, systems, and functions through the engineering of ICC models.

Entirely Biological Cybertronics (i.e., Biotronic Control Systems)

We explore this project from four coherent aspects:

  1. Fabrication methods
  2. Circuit designs
  3. Simulations
  4. Theories

Advanced Neural Prostheses: Integration of Neural Prosthetics and Tissue Engineering

Plantronics: Cybertronics Involving Plant Components