Collaborative Initiatives Overview

The Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN) is working to create a more collaborative and interdisciplinary research strategy.  PIIN hopes to achieve unique and more efficient research teams and strategies through ways of collaboration and networking.  Hosting virtual workshops consisting of over 50 different faculty and staff of different disciplines is the Institute's first step in many collaborative initiatives.


Workshop on iPSC-Related Systems | June 10, 2022

This workshop, which was focused on research involving 2D neuronal or glial cultures as well as 3D cultures and organoids, was designed to:

  • identify challenges in the iPSC/organoids space that could be addressed by capitalizing on engineering and/or clinical expertise on campus, and
  • create teams of Purdue faculty members equipped to solve these problems.

Featured presentations:

  • TBI-on-a-chip model
    Riyi Shi, Department of Basic Medical Sciences and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Purdue ‘brain-on-a-chip’ microfluidic platform for multi-modal measurements
    Aaron Bowman, School of Health Sciences
  • Modeling SCN2A mutations with CRISPR-edited human-iPSC-derived neurons and cortical spheroids
    Maria Olivero-Acosta, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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