Implantable Magnetic Microcoils (μcoils) For Cellular-Level Treatment of Neurological Disorders

In 2021, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 24.6 % of its citizens to suffer from clinical depression and/or anxiety symptoms; another 20, 000 Minnesotans are suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Renata Saha's project aims to develop a device using microcoils (μcoils), which provides magnetic stimulation with the focality of an implantable electrode but works on the physics of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Patients with these μcoil implants would need less frequent implant replacement surgery. Her research promises Minnesotans a better and brighter future in terms of treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, depression, anxiety etc. 

Graduate Fellow: Renata Saha, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mentor: Jian-Ping Wang, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering