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Flavia Vitale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Core Faculty, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Core Faculty, Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics
Core Faculty, Translational Center of Excellence for Gene & Molecular Therapy
Core Faculty, Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation, and Modulation Center
Department: Neurology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Departments of Neurology, Bioengineering, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Graduate Group Affiliations
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 Researcher, Rice University, Houston, TX. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering , 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, Nanomaterials, Microfabrication

Selected Publications

Driscoll N, Rosch RE, Murphy BB, Ashourvan A, Vishnubhotla R, Dickens OO, Johnson ATC, Davis KA, Litt B, Bassett DS, Takano H, Vitale F.: Multimodal in vivo recording using transparent graphene microelectrodes illuminates spatiotemporal seizure dynamics at the microscale. Commun Biol 4: 136, Jan 2021.

N. V. Apollo, B. Murphy, K. Prezelski, N. Driscoll, A. G. Richardson, T. H. Lucas, F. Vitale: Gels, jets, mosquitoes, and magnets: a review of implantation strategies for soft neural probes. Journal of Neural Engineering. IOP, 17(4): 041002, 2020.

C. Weiss, M. Carriere, L. Fusco, I. Capua, J. A. Regla-Nava, M. Pasquali, J. A. Scott, F. Vitale, M. Altay Unal, C. Mattevi, D. Bedognetti, A. Merkoçi, E. Tasciotti, A. Yilmazer, Y. Gogotsi, F. Stellacci, L. G. Delogu: Toward Nanotechnology-enabled approaches against the COVID-19 pandemic. ACS Nano 14(6): 6383-6406, 2020.

B. B. Murphy, P. J. Mulcahey, N. Driscoll, A. G. Richardson, G. T. Robbins, N. V. Apollo, K. Maleski, T. H. Lucas, Y. Gogotsi, T. Dillingham, F. Vitale: A gel-free Ti3C2Tx-based electrode array for high-density, high-resolution surface electromyography. Advanced Materials Technologies Wiley, Page: 2000325, 2020.

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, 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.

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