Stentrode: Tissue Response to Endovascular Stimulation

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research
Department / Centre
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Sam John 03 834 49437 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Nicholas Opie Personal web page
Dr. Brooke Farrugia

Summary Tissue response influences the effectiveness of the bioelectric implants. The aim of this project is to evaluate the Acute and chronic histological, macroscopic changes due to endovascular electrical stimulation to the surrounding blood vessels.

Project Details

Tissue responses to stentrode implantation and endovascular stimulation influences the function and effectiveness of the stentrode. In particular, endovascular stimulation can result in both acute and chronic tissue response. However, little is known about the acute and chronic effects of implantation and stimulation on the surrounding blood vessel. It is therefore important to quantify the histological, macroscopic and functional changes that can occur as a result of both stentrode implantation and active electrical stimulation. This project aims to evaluate the acute and chronic tissue responses to endovascular stimulation.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre


Research Group / Unit / Centre

The Vascular Bionics Laboratory

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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