Rosenstein Laboratory for Embedded Bioelectronics
   
Brown University
School of Engineering

We are interested in improving the ways that integrated electronic systems interface with the physical world, by designing new high-performance electronic circuits and combining them with new materials and biophysical systems.

News

Hello and goodbye, Summer 2014

Congratulations to graduates Max Gottesman (ScM), Stephen Weinreich (ScB), and Jeanette Miranda (ScB), and welcome Andrew Tian and Sam Friedman to the group as undergraduate summer fellows!

Congratulations Stephen!

Congratulations to Stephen Weinreich for receiving the Brown University Distinguished Thesis Prize for his honors thesis, "A Wireless Glucose Sensor on a Paper Substrate"

Parkinson's project

We are starting a new project to build therapeutic devices for Parkinson's disease, and we are looking for undergraduate or ScM students interested in embedded systems and wireless electronics. If you may be interested, send us an email for more details.

Electrochemical Imaging of Metabolites in Biofilms

"Integrated circuit-based electrochemical sensor for spatially resolved detection of redox-active metabolites in biofilms" was published in Nature Communications. [link]

Nanopore-Based Protein Analysis

"High-Bandwidth Protein Analysis Using Solid-State Nanopores" was published in Biophysical Journal! [link]

Fast Hafnium Oxide Nanopores

"Slow DNA Transport through Nanopores in Hafnium Oxide Membranes" was published in ACS Nano! [link]

Welcome Shanshan

Shanshan Dai joins the group as a graduate student.

Summer 2013

Kevin Jung & Cynthia Barajas presented their research at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium, IMNI REU Mini-conference, and Brown Summer Research Symposium.

IEEE-EMBC 2013

Jacob presented "Temporal Resolution of Nanopore Sensors" at the 2013 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology conference in Osaka.

Welcome Chris

Chris Tow joins the group as a graduate student.

ssDNA Hompolymers in Solid-state Nanopores

"Differentiation of Short Single-Stranded DNA Homopolymers in Solid-State Nanopores" was published in ACS Nano! [link]

Ion Channels on a CMOS Chip

"Single Ion Channel Recordings with CMOS-Anchored Lipid Membranes" was published in Nano Letters! [link]

Research

Embedded Microelectronics for the Life Sciences.

Nanopore sensors, ion channels, and electrophysiology We are developing high-performance electronic systems for nanopore sensors for the next generation of single-molecule DNA sequencing, as well as looking into new ways to measure and use ion channel proteins with electronic systems.

Mixed-signal electronics We want to be at the cutting edge of extending and applying mixed-signal design techniques to ultra-low-power and ultra-low-noise applications.

Ubiquitous sensing and computing We think everything should be electronically active, and are exploring new ways to integrate electronic features into things around us.

Join the Team

We currently have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, biophysics, or a related field, an interest in electrophysiology and instrumentation, and strong references. If you are interested please send your CV and a description of your research interests.

There are multiple projects available for undergraduate and masters students. Please contact Prof. Rosenstein by email if you would like to discuss a research project or thesis.