Congratulations to BME Affiliate Dr. Paul Carney who has contributed a chapter on Nanotechnology in Epilepsy for The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery!
Dr. Carney is Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering, and the B.J. and Eve Wilder Endowed Chair for Epilepsy Research and Director of the University of Florida Center of Excellence for Epilepsy Research.
Dr. Carney’s research focuses on the development of novel diagnostic methods and more effective treatments for children and adults with intractable epilepsy and sleep disorders. Projects employ computational, in vivo, and in vitro models of neurologic disease, functional and structural imaging techniques, optogenetics, and gene transfer with an emphasis on neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation.
Nanoneuroscience, nanoneurosurgery, and nanobioelectronics have the potential to revolutionize medicine and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders over the next 10-20 years. In The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery, Dr. Carney presents a state-of-the-art review of engineering epilepsy research, providing current information about nanoplatforms and their use in epilepsy surgery, neuroprosthetics, neuroscience, and neuroradiology. The review also discusses the latest science and technologies—which are applied to diagnosis and treatment of epileptic disorders. The hope is that many of these nanoengineering approaches will offer seizure freedom without side-effects for the many individuals who continue to have uncontrolled epilepsy.
Congratulations again to Dr. Carney!