Autonomic and Spinal Theranostics

Mission and Goals:

The mission of this affinity group is to provide a focused platform for the researchers at UCLA and its community who share a strong common interest in coherently advancing the fundamental science and innovative technology for the autonomic and spinal nervous systems, to develop transformative translation solutions, as well as to coordinate effort to catch and harvest the upcoming wave of funding opportunity provided by federal agencies and industry sponsors.


Affinity Group Participants:

Wentai Liu, PhD, UCLA BioE, EE, and CNSI

Jeffrey Ardell, PhD, UCLA Medicine and Director of the Neurocardiology Research  Center of Excellence

Sylvie Bradesi, PhD, UCLA

Joel Burdick, PhD, Cal Tech Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering

M.C. Frank Chang, PhD, UCLA EE

Chi On Chui, PhD, UCLA EE and BioE

James Dunn, MD and PhD, UCLA BioE And Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery

V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD, UCLA Integrative Biology, Physiology and Neurobiology

Million Mulugeta, DVM, PhD, UCLA Medicine, Associate Director, Animal Model Core, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center

Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, UCLA Medicine, Radiology and BioE, Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology

Stephanie Seidlits, PhD, UCLA BioE

Catia Sternini, MD, UCLA Medicine and Neurobiology, Director of the Imaging and Stem Cell Biology Core of the CURE Center Grant

Yvette Taché, PhD, UCLA Medicine and Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center - Animal Core, Co-Director , Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Women's Health

Ben Wu, DDS, PhD, Former Chair of UCLA BioE and Director of the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology

Charles Chien, PhD, CreoNex Systems President and CTO

Ray de Leon, PhD, Cal State LA School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science (SKNS)

Christine Dy, PhD, Cal State LA SKNS

Pu-Qing Yuan, PhD, UCLA Medicine


How to Join:

Professor Wentai Liu
Distinguished Professor
Department of Bioengineering, Department of Electrical Engineering
California NanoScience Institute (CNSI)
Rm. 5121D/Eng V
Phone: 310-825-9129 (o)