Gold nanostar-mediated neural activity control using plasmonic photothermal effects
Jee Woong Lee, Hyunjun Jung, Hui Hun Cho, Jung Heon Lee, Yoonkey Nam*
This work was led by Jee Woong in collaboration with Prof. Jung Heon Lee's lab (link) at Sungkyunkwan University. We used gold nanostar shaped nanoparticles to induce photothermal effects for neuromodulation. Unlike gold nanorods that are mainly used for phototheraml effects, our gold nano stars were synthesized by seedless methods under completely biocompatibile environment. We showed that gold nanostars were effective in inducing photothermal neural inhibition from single cell level to network level. HJ jung also contributed to this work with his DMD-based phototheraml patterning system for the single cell suppression experiment.
Source: Lee et al., Biomaterials 2018
한국공학한림원에서 선정한 '2025, 대한민국을 이끌 100대 기술과 주역'에 남윤기 교수가 뇌과학 응용기술 분야에 주역으로 선정되었습니다. (관련기사)
The National Academy of Engineering of Korea announced 'The Top 100 Technologies and Leaders in 2025 Korea'. Among the technologies, Prof. Nam was elected as the leader in Neurotechnology area