Dr. Yi-Kai Lo received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2004, 2006, and 2014, respectively. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Award of the Bioengineering Dept. in 2014. From 2014-2016, he was a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA and conducted interdisciplinary research involving medicine, pharmacology, biology, science, and engineering. He was the nominee for the Chancellorís Award for Postdoctoral Research and received the recognition of early stage investigator from the American Gastroenterologic Association in 2015. His research focuses on 1) restoring the visual perception of the blind with improved vision quality relative to currently available technology, 2) enabling the motor function of the paralyzed suffering from spinal cord injuries, 3) improving the gastrointestinal motility disorder, and 4) developing tools in investigating complex brain dynamics. He is actively working in the field of neuroengineering, bioelectronic medicine, as well as invasive and non-invasive neural modulation. In late 2016, he founded Niche Biomedical LLC, aimed at bringing laboratory research to commercialization for the benefit of humanity.
Retinal prostheses, neural prostheses, bioelectronics, neural engineering, neural interface, invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation, wireless telemetry.