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Researcher: Justin Williams

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Areas of Expertise
  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical imaging and optics
  • Cellular and molecular engineering
  • Instrumentation and devices
  • Neuroengineering
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Microfluidics: rhythmic respiration in medullary slices, network activity in cell cultures
  • Brain-computer interfaces: mental effort, ecog-based bcis, sensory feedback and physical models
  • Tissue reaction/biocompatibility: imaging neural responses to implanted electrodes, stimulation and impedance
  • Neural engineering
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Biomems
  • Neural rehabilitation
  • Neural prostheses
  • Applied neuroscience
Web Site Justin Williams' Department of Biomedical Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,483,794 - Method for implanting an electrode that unfurls in response to a predetermined stimulus, issued July 2013.
  • 8,412,302 - Intracranial neural interface system, issued April 2013.
  • 8,386,007 - Thin-film micro electrode array and method, issued February 2013.
  • 8,078,252 - Intracranial neural interface system, issued December 2011.
  • 7,979,105 - Intracranial neural interface system, issued July 2011.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20130110193 - Method for implanting an electrode that unfurls in response to a predetermined stimulus, published May 2013.
  • 20120152361 - Inertia enhanced pumping mechanism and method, published June 2012.
  • 20120083752 - Intracranial neural interface system, published April 2012.
  • 20110213266 - Closed loop neural activity triggered rehabilitation device and method, published September 2011.
  • 20110046470 - Intracranial neural interface system, published February 2011.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Blue light modulates murine microglial gene expression in the absence of optogenetic protein expression. Cheng KP, Kiernan EA, Eliceiri KW,¬†Williams JC, Watters JJ. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 17;6:21172. doi: 10.1038/srep21172.

  • Wearable second harmonic generation imaging: The sarcomeric bridge to the clinic. Williams JC, Campagnola PJ. Neuron. 2015 Dec 16;88(6):1067-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.009.

  • Dose-response relationships using brain-computer interface technology impact stroke rehabilitation. Young BM, Nigogosyan Z, Walton LM, Remsik A, Song J, Nair VA, Tyler ME, Edwards DF, Caldera K, Sattin JA,¬†Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Jun 23;9:361. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00361. eCollection 2015.

  • Dti measures track and predict motor function outcomes in stroke rehabilitation utilizing bci technology. Song J, Nair VA, Young BM, Walton LM, Nigogosyan Z, Remsik A, Tyler ME, Farrar-Edwards D, Caldera KE, Sattin JA,¬†Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Apr 27;9:195. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00195. eCollection 2015.


View Justin Williams' publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Intra-University: Anatomy, Medicine, Material Science Program
  • Arizona State University, Bioengineering
  • University of Michigan, Center for Neural Communication Technology
  • William Shain, Wadsworth Center in Albany New York
  • Dan Moran, Washington University, St. Louis
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-3952
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biomedical Engineering / Materials Science
Title Professor and Chair
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 2150 Engineering Centers Building
Address Line 2 1550 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
B.S., South Dakota State University, Mechanical Engineering, 1995
B.S., South Dakota State University, Engineering Physics, 1996
Master's Degree M.S., Arizona State University, Bioengineering, 2001
PhD Ph.D., Arizona State University, Bioengineering, 2001
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Implantable Intracranial Neural Interface System

Microfluidic Device for High Resolution, In Vitro Monitoring of Neuronal Tissue

Neural Probe Array for Stable, Reliable Long-Term Implant Function

Improved Brain-Computer Interface Technology for Long-Term Cortical Stimulation or Recording

Simple Microfluidic Device and Method for Determining Single-Cell Adhesion Strength

Microtube Scaffold for Sensing and Stimulating Nerve Cell Connections

Biomaterials That Modulate Stem Cell Behavior and Osteogenesis

Improved Neuron Electrode Array Uses Graphene

Investigating Cell-Surface Interactions via Chemical Array

Controlling Size and Shape of Stem Cell Colonies with SAM Array