Our PhD Candidate succeeds in TMS research

Qinglei Meng excels in his PhD research goals of Transcranial magnetic stimulation in rat models in collaboration with NIDA

Qinglei Meng’s current research interest is the development of focal transcranial magnetic stimulator. In this project, we invented a novel stimulation system with a tightly focused TMS coil, which could deliver stimulation on an area of 2mm2 in the rodents (both mice and rats) brain. EMG signal was recorded from unilateral movements induced by the stimulation. And compared with commercial TMS, we used much lower voltage to reach the threshold of stimulations.

Related publication:

Meng Q, Jing L, Badjo JP, Du X, Hong E, Yang Y, Lu H, Choa FS. A novel transcranial magnetic stimulator for focal stimulation of rodent brain. Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation. 2018 May 1;11(3):663-5.