2023 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Mentor: Guosong Hong (Materials Science & Engineering)

“Developing Intraplexus Nanoelectronics for In Vivo Injection into Postnatal Mice for Monitoring the Enteric Nervous System”

Elizabeth aims to develop a technology called intraplexus nanoelectronics (IPNES) for monitoring the enteric nervous system (ENS) in postnatal mice. The ENS is an important part of the gut’s nervous system, and understanding its development and function can help in addressing gastrointestinal complications in neonatal care. The project involves fabricating a multielectrode array using advanced nanofabrication techniques, which will be injected into mice to record electrical signals from the ENS over time. By monitoring the ENS in the same animals as they mature, the project will provide valuable insights into the neural circuits underlying ENS development.