JENNIFER A CHIKAR
Affiliation: University of Michigan
- The use of a dual PEDOT and RGD-functionalized alginate hydrogel coating to provide sustained drug delivery and improved cochlear implant functionJENNIFER A CHIKAR
Neuroscience Program, University of Michigan, 4137 Undergraduate Research Bldg, 204 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2215, USA
Biomaterials 33:1982-90. 2012..This coating is non-cytotoxic, clinically relevant, and has the potential to significantly improve the cochlear implant user's experience...
- Over-expression of BDNF by adenovirus with concurrent electrical stimulation improves cochlear implant thresholds and survival of auditory neuronsJENNIFER A CHIKAR
Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5616, United States
Hear Res 245:24-34. 2008..These results indicate that the changes in the anatomy of the auditory nerve induced by the combination of Ad.BDNF inoculation and the electrical stimulation used for testing improved functional measures of CI performance...
- Visualization of spiral ganglion neurites within the scala tympani with a cochlear implant in situJENNIFER A CHIKAR
Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan, 1150 W Medical Center Drive, Room 4605 Med Sci II, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5616, USA
J Neurosci Methods 179:201-7. 2009..This paper presents a novel histological technique that enables simultaneous visualization of the in situ cochlear implant and neurofilament-labeled nerve processes within the scala tympani, and the spatial relationship between them...
- Localized cell and drug delivery for auditory prosthesesJeffrey L Hendricks
Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1107 Gerstacker Building, 2200 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2099, USA
Hear Res 242:117-31. 2008..Together, these methods and pharmaceutical agents can be used to optimize the tissue-device interface for improved AP safety and effectiveness...