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Jitendran Muthuswamy

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SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Biography

Associate Professor
Harrington Department of Bioengineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Muthuswamy's research interests are in the areas of Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for Neural communication, and plasticity in the central nervous system. The Engineering and Neuroscience research efforts in his lab are primarily directed towards understanding and treating brain dysfunction. However, our understanding of brain function and dysfunction is severely limited by the lack of technology that will reliably communicate with the cells in the brain for monitoring and intervention. Therefore, one of his main research interests is in the development of multi-functional Neural Prosthesis using MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems) technologies for precise tracking, communication, stimulation and control of neuronal function and dysfunction. Using these novel technologies in models of brain injury, Muthuswamy is interested in understanding the neurochemical and neuroelectrical dynamics that determine neurological outcome and the neuroprotective role of specific genes. There is a great potential for developing exciting new technology for enhancing repair and plasticity mechanisms in the brain after injury that will improve neurological outcomes and greatly enhance quality of lives. Projects are funded by the NIH, the Whitaker foundation, Arizona Biomedical Research foundation and the DARPA. Expertise Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for Neural communication multi-functional Neural Prosthesis using MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems) Education Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India)
Publications
  • Jitendran Muthuswamy, M Okandan, A Gilletti, M Baker, T Jain. An array of microactuated microelectrodes for monitoring single neuronal activity in rodents. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng (2005).
  • Jitendran Muthuswamy, M Okandan, N Jackson. Surface Micro-Machined Polysilicon Probes for Neurophysiology. J. Neurosci. Meth (2005).
  • Jitendran Muthuswamy, M Okandan, T Jain. Electrostatic microactuators for precise positioning of Neural microelectrodes. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng (2005).
  • M Khraiche, A Zhou, Jitendran Muthuswamy. Acoustic sensor for monitoring adhesion of Neuro-2A cells in real-time. J Neurosci. Meth (2005).
  • Jain, T, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Microsystems for spatiotemporal control over delivery of exogeneous molecules to adherent cells. (2005).
  • Muthuswamy, Jitendran, MOkandan, M, Jackson, N. Steerable microelectrodes for neuronal communication. (2005).
  • Muthuswamy, Jitendran, Okandan, M, Gilletti, A, Baker, M, Jackson, N. Movable microprobes for the brain. (2005).
  • Muthuswamy, Jitendran, Okandan, M, Jackson, N. Neural microelectrodes that move. (2005).
  • Saha, R, Gilletti, A, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Tissue Micromotion Induced Stress Around Brain Implants. (2005).
  • Saha, R, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Mechanical stress in the brain tissue due to relative micromotion between implants and the brain. (2005).
  • Wang, T, Ehteshami, G, Massia, S, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. GABA immobilized surfaces for assessing biofunctionality of GABA. (2005).
  • Wang, T, Si, J, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. AN ACOUSTIC PLATFORM FOR STUDYING BINDING KINETICS OF NEUROTRANSMITTER -AMINOBUTYRIC ACID (GABA). (2005).
  • A Zhou, Jitendran Muthuswamy. Acoustic biosensor for monitoring antibody immobilization and neurotransmitter GABA in real-time. Sensors & Actuators B:Chemical (2004).
  • Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Biomedical Signal processing: An overview. Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering and Design (2003).
  • Gilletti, A, Jain, T, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Physiological Micromotion in the Somatosensory Cortex. (2003).
  • Gilletti, A, Jain, T, Okandan, M, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Overcoming brain micromotion in chronic neural implants. (2003).
  • Khraiche, M, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Real-time acoustic sensor for Neuronal adhesion. (2003).
  • Khraiche, M, Zhou, A, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Acoustic Sensors for Monitoring Neuronal Adhesion in Real-Time. (2003).
  • Muthuswamy, Jitendran, Gilletti, A, Jain, T, Okandan, M. Microactuated Neural Probes to Compensate for Brain Micromotion. (2003).
  • Stice, P, Panitch, A, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Improved Viability of Chronic Neural Implants Using Thin Microelectrodes. (2003).
  • Wang, T, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Acoustic Immunosensor for Real-time Sensing of Neurotransmitter GABA. (2003).
  • Wang, T, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Real-time Sensing and Regeneration of GABA Sensor. (2003).
Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 370Microcomputer Apps in BME
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 592Research
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 370Microcomputer Apps in BME
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 370Microcomputer Apps in BME
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 370Microcomputer Apps in BME
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 370Microcomputer Appls in Bioengr
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 370Microcomputer Appls in Bioengr
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 593Applied Project
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 351Circuits for BME
BME 352Filtering of Signals
BME 593Applied Project
Presentations
  • Muthuswamy, Jitendran, Castaneda, E, Okandan, M. Deep Brain Stimulation Using Microactuated Microprobes. Neural Interfaces Workshop, NINDS, NIH (Oct 2005).
  • Muthuswamy, Jitendran, Okandan, M, Gilletti, A, Baker, M, Jackson, N, Jain, T. Movable microprobes for the brain. 3rd Annual IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology (May 2005).
  • Saha, R, Gilletti, A, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Tissue Micromotion Induced Stress Around Brain Implants. 3rd Annual IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology (May 2005).
  • Khraiche, M, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Acoustic Sensors for Monitoring Neuronal Adhesion in Real-Time. Annual meeting of BMES (Oct 2003).
  • Wang, T, Muthuswamy, Jitendran. Real-time Sensing and Regeneration of GABA Sensor. Annual meeting of BMES (Oct 2003).
Service
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation, Associate Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Co-chair of session on "Neural signal and information processing, " (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Neurophysiology, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Friends of International students, Faculty advisor (2004 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering society, Oct. 1-4, 2003, Co-chair of "Neural recording and stimulation," session (2003 - Present)
  • Annual meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Sept. 17-21, 2003, Co-chair of "Nano- and Micro-neurotechnology," session (2003 - Present)
  • Chi Alpha Christian fellowship, Faculty advisor (2003 - Present)
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Brain Research, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Experimental Brain Research, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Journal of Clinical Monitoring, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Faculty search committee (Neural and Tissue engineering), member (2005 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation, Member of IGERT pre-proposal review panel (2005 - 2005)
  • Faculty search committee (Neural Prosthesis), member (2002 - 2004)