Primary cortical neurons cultured on the surface of an array of optoelectronic nanowires. This nanowire device can act as a neural stimulation system, whereby incident light on the nanowires produces an electric current that will then cause the neurons to fire. This image was selected as one of the winning entries in the Biocom Cell Biology Art Exhibit, and will be on display for a year over 2014-2015 at the San Diego International Airport.
Nanotechnology for biology and medicine.
Front and back cover of the Springer book "Nanotechnology for Biology and Medicine: At the Building Block Level", edited by Prof. Silva and Prof. Vladmir Papura from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Quantum dot labeled astrocyte neural glial cells
Primary dissociated cortical astorcytes in vitro labeled with glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), a specific marker of astrocytes, using antibody functionalized quantum dot nanomolecules. This image was selected as a finalist photographic entry for the 2007 National Science Foundation/Science magazine Visualization Challenge competition.
August 2009 cover of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
The cover features an image from our paper published in this issue: S Pathak, R Tolentino, K Nguyen, L DAmico, E Barron, L Cheng, WR Freeman, and GA Silva (2009) Quantum dot labeling and imaging of GFAP intermediate filaments and gliosis in the rat neural retina and dissociated astrocytes. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 9:5047-5054.
January 2006 cover of Nature Reviews Neuroscience
The cover features an interpretation of nanostructures by Vicky Askew, inspired by our article in this issue: Silva (2006) Neuroscience nanotechnology: Progress, challenges, and opportunities. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 7:65-74.