Katrina Barth


Ph.D. Student

My interest in the field of neural electronics began as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University researching organic materials for use in thin-film transistors. This work introduced me to the many applications of flexible electronics, and I became especially fascinated by their use in neural interfaces. Here in the Viventi lab, I am researching how micro-ECoG recording arrays may improve diagnoses in epilepsy. This includes designing novel micro-ECoG arrays, recording with these arrays during human brain surgery, and analyzing the spatiotemporal dynamics of epileptic biomarkers captured in these recordings. Outside of research, I enjoy reading, running, cooking, and trying new Durham restaurants.