News

2017

August

July

  • BSEL receives NIH BRAIN Initiative 4-year RF1 grant (RF1MH114268) to develop TMS coils with optimized electric field depth and focality characteristics.

May

  • The Duke University Energy Initiative offered its first-ever Clean Energy Prize ($10,000) to the 'Perle Converter' team led by Dr. Stefan Goetz (BSEL faculty). Their solution is a technology that can be used with solar panel systems, for battery storage, and in the growing electric vehicle market.

You can read more about this award here.

2016

September

  • BSEL receives NIH BRAIN Initiative 4-year R01 grant (R01MH111865) to develop quiet TMS (qTMS).

We got some press coverage for this:

Triangle Business Journal: UNC, Duke nab part of $70 million NIH grants


at the International Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation in Goettingen, Germany.

2015

August

April

2014

September

August

  • Dr. Peterchev will teach ECE 495-01/590-07 & ENRGYEGR 490-04 "Introduction to Electrical Energy Conversion" in Fall 2014.
  • Drs. Peterchev and Marc A. Sommer awarded 5-year NIH R01 grant (R01NS088674) on "Rational Design of TMS for Neuromodulation." Co-investigators are Drs. Warren M. Grill, Michael L. Platt, and Sarah H. Lisanby.

May

  • Collaborative paper on single neuron recordings in non-human primates during during TMS accepted in Nature Neuroscience: Mueller, J. K., Grigsby, E. M., Prevosto, V., Petraglia, F. W., Rao, H., Deng, Z.-D., Peterchev, A. V., Sommer, M. A., Egner, T., Platt, M. L., and Grill, W. M. Simultaneous transcranial magnetic stimulation and single neuron recording in alert non-human primates. Nature Neurosci 2014; 17(8):1130-1136.
  • Won graduates with PhD degree from Columbia. Congratulations Dr. Lee! Won is moving back to New York for a post-doc position at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

March

  • Drs. Angel Peterchev (PI, Psychiatry), Jeff Glass (ECE), and Jie Liu (Chemistry) awarded Duke University Energy Initiative Energy Research Seed Fund grant to build a “Modular Solar AC Battery.” This project is based on the modular, multilevel energy converter concept invented by post-doc Dr. Stefan Goetz. Great job, Stefan!

2013

March

January

2012

December

  • cTMS3 device developed by BSEL and Rogue Resolutions arrives for testing in Prof. John Rothwell's lab at Institute of Neurology, University College London.

August

June

2011

March

  • BSEL co-hosts Neuromodulation Mini-Symposium, featuring presentations by Profs. Walter Paulus and John Rothwell:

2:00 pm: "The Motor Cortex: An Ideal Cortical Region for Investigating Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Induced Plasticity"

Walter Paulus, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Göttingen University

3:00 pm: "Plasticity Induced by Theta Burst Stimulation: Common Effects of BDNF and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation?"

John Rothwell, PhD, Professor of Human Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, University College London

  • Dr. Walter Paulus from Göttingen University and Dr. John Rothwell from University College London visit BSEL for demo of cTMS device.


2010

July

  • Drs. Peterchev and Sarah H. Lisanby awarded 5-year NIH R01 grant (R01MH091083) on "Rational Design of Electric and Magnetic Seizure Therapy."

2007

July

  • Dr. Peterchev awarded 2-year NIH R21 grant (R21EB006855) on "Development of a Novel TMS Device with Controllable Pulse Shape (cTMS)."

2006

March

  • Drs. Peterchev and Lisanby discuss transcranial brain stimulation technology in psychiatry. Read the article "Psychiatry's Shocking New Tools" in the IEEE Spectrum.