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Flavia Vitale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Departments of Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering)
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy, 2005.
M.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering)
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy , 2008.
Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
Università di Roma "La Sapienza", 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Training, Chemistry and Biomolecular Engineering Rice University, Houston, TX, 2012-2014.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics, Department of Neurology, 2016-2017.
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Description of Research Expertise

Neuroengineering, Neurorehabilitation, Bioelectronics, Microfabricated devices, Nanomaterials

Selected Publications

Driscoll, N, Richardson, AG, Maleski, K, Anasori, B, Adewole, O, Lelyukh, P, Escobedo, L, Cullen, DK, Lucas, TH, Gogotsi, Y, Vitale, F: Two-Dimensional Ti3C2 MXene for High-Resolution Neural Interfaces. ACS Nano 12(10): 10419-10429, OCT 2018.

Vitale, F, Shen, W, Driscoll, N, Burrell, JC, Richardson, AG, Adewole, O, Murphy, B, Ananthakrishnan, A, Oh, H, Wang, T, Lucas, TH, Cullen, DK, Allen, MG, Litt, B: Biomimetic extracellular matrix coatings improve the chronic biocompatibility of microfabricated subdural microelectrode arrays. Plos One 13(11), NOV 1 2018.

F. Vitale, B. Litt.: Bioelectronics: the promise of leveraging the body's circuitry to treat disease. Bioelectronics in Medicine 1(1): 3-7, 2018.

F. Vitale, D. G. Vercosa, S. S. Pamulapati, F. Seibt, J. S. Yan, C. Kemere, M. Beierlein, M. Pasquali, J. T. Robinson.: Fluidic microactuation of flexible electrodes for neural recording. Nano Letters 18(1): 326-335, 2018.

F. Vitale, S. R. Summerson, B. Aazhang, C. Kemere, M. Pasquali.: Neural stimulation and recording with bidirectional, soft carbon nanotube fiber microelectrodes. ACS Nano 9(4): 4465-4474, 2015.

S. Pok, F. Vitale, S. L. Eichmann, O. V. Benavides, M. Pasquali, J. G. Jacot. : Biocompatible carbon nanotube – chitosan cardiac patches matching the electrical conductivity of the heart. ACS Nano 8(10): 9822–9832, 2014.

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