Collaborations

Akiva S. Cohen, Dept. of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p17558

Arye Rosen, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University
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://www.biomed.drexel.edu/new04/content/academics/faculty/dsp_faculty_details.cfm?RECID=67

Brian Litt, Dept. of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g20000440/c485/p6213

Douglas H. Smith, Smith Neurotrauma Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.pennmedicine.org/neurosurgery/research/labs/smith-neurotrauma-laboratory/

Isaac Chen, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p35031

John Duda, Dept. of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g324/p38605

John Wolf, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.med.upenn.edu/wolflab/

M. Sean Grady, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g325/p19714

Mark Allen, Dept. of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
https://www.seas.upenn.edu/directory/profile.php?ID=191

Michelle LaPlaca, Neural Injury Biomechanics and Repair Laboratory, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
http://www.neuro.gatech.edu/groups/laplaca/index.html

Mijail "Misha" Serruya, Dept. of Neurology, Jefferson University
http://hospitals.jefferson.edu/find-a-doctor/s/serruya-mijail-d/

Mikulas Chavko, Trauma and Resuscitative Medicine Dept., Naval Medical Research Center
http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmrc/Pages/ccc_rm.htm

Reuben Kraft, Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
https://www.mne.psu.edu/Directory/DirectoryDetail.cfm?psuid=rhk12

Shu Yang, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~shuyang/index.html

Contact Information

D. Kacy Cullen, Ph.D
105E Hayden Hall, 3320 Smith Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
dkacy@mail.med.upenn.edu

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News and Events

  • Dr. Cullen had the honor of being selected as one of "3 People to Watch in Neuroscience in 2016" by STAT News (Health, Medicine, and Biotech publication): https://www.statnews.com/2015/12/23/three-to-watch-brain-science/.
  • Congratulations to Laura Struzyna, a Bioengineering Doctoral Candidate in the Cullen Lab, who won second place in the Perelman School of Medicine 2016 "Art in Science" Competition. The winning image is shown here.
  • Penn and the Journal of Neural Engineering put out a press release for our most recent manuscript describing the Cullen Lab's novel micro-tissue engineered neural networks to restore brain circuitry. Link: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2016/01/cullen/
  • Carla Winter, and undergraduate researcher in the Cullen Lab for the past 3 years, was selected as a George J. Mitchell Scholar (one of only 12 in the U.S.): http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-students-phillip-cohen-and-carla-winter-named-george-j-mitchell-scholarsThis is very prestigious and well-deserved honor. Way to go Carla!
  • Dr. Cullen had the honor of giving a TED-style talk at Penn’s Annual Neuroscience Public Lecture Series on Neuroengineering: Where Biology Meets Technology. Dr. Cullen discussed the lab’s pioneering work on "Restoring Nervous System Structure and Function With Tissue Engineered 'Living Scaffolds'” (YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl98Eb36lD4).
  • The Cullen Lab and collaborators Dr. John Wolf, Dr. Misha Serruya, Dr. Brain Litt, Dr. Reuben Kraft and Dr. Isaac Chen were awarded a 3-year, $2 million dollar cooperative agreement (U01) from the NIH to further pioneer "Biological 'Living Electrodes' Using Tissue Engineered Axonal Tracts to Probe and Modulate the CNS".
  • The Cullen Lab received a 2-year grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense to advance "Novel Tissue-Engineered Nerve Grafts for Repair of Currently Untreatable Peripheral Nerve Injury".
  • Bioengineering Ph.D. Candidate, Kritika Katiyar, was selected for a prestigious NRSA F31 Graduate Research Fellowship through the National Institutes of Health based on her proposal for "Molecular Mediators of Axon-Facilitated Axon Regeneration."
  • Dayo Adewole, a Bioengineering Ph.D. student in the Cullen Lab, was awarded a 3-year Graduate Research Fellowship through the National Science Foundation to develop next-generation neuroprosthetic interfaces. Way to go Dayo!
  • The Cullen Lab and collaborators Dr. John Duda, Dr. Isaac Chen, and Dr. John Wolf were awarded a 2-year grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for the project "Restoring the Nigrostriatal Pathway with Living Micro-Tissue Engineered Axonal Tracts".

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