January 2016 – Window to the gut… literally

Xiling Shen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

Dr. Shen’s laboratory recently moved from Cornell University and has developed a unique 3D printed scaffold to image the gut in awake behaving animals. The device can be used to image from stem cells, to bacteria, to neurons. His team is also working on peripheral nerve stimulation and recording devices for nerves innervating the gut.

This story was highlighted as one of the top 100 stories by Discovery Magazine in 2016