Tansel Baran Yasar
I have obtained my A.B. degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016, double-majoring in Physics and Biology (Neuroscience track). I finished my M.Sc. studies in 2017 at the Neural Systems and Computation program of the Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH & ETH. Since the end of 2017, I have been pursuing my Ph.D. in the Neurotechnology Group under the supervision of Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik.
My research interests are centered around the development of less invasive and high-stability techniques for the readout of brain activity. During my Ph.D., I have specifically focused on the development and characterization of novel ultra-flexible electrode arrays to achieve high-density in vivo recordings of single-unit activity from multiple brain areas in a scalable manner, where the recording sites are distributed in a 3-dimensional arrangement.
Aside from my research work, singing (particularly in vocal ensembles) is another passion of mine. I am currently singing in the bass section of the a cappella group, The Threads.
Ozdas, Mehmet S. and Shah, Aagam S. and Johnson, Paul M. and Patel, Nisheet and Marks, Markus and Yasar, Tansel Baran and Stalder, Urs and Bigler, Laurent and von der Behrens, Wolfger and Sirsi, Shashank R. and Yanik, Mehmet Fatih Non-invasive molecularly-specific millimeter-resolution manipulation of brain circuits by ultrasound-mediated aggregation and uncaging of drug carriers
, Nature Communications