Vini Gautam is a Research Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra. Vini completed her PhD in 2014, where she worked on developing polymer-based optoelectronic interfaces for applications in bionic vision. She is currently developing nanostructured scaffolds based on semiconducting nanowires for directing the growth of neuronal cells from brain tissues. Vini’s research interests lie in exploring novel biomaterials for tissue engineering applications, specifically for the nervous system. She is currently collaborating with researchers across physics, chemistry, engineering and neuroscience, and her aspiration is to develop neuroprosthetic implants to repair brain damage and treat mental disorders.
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