Renowned neurotechnology expert joins ETH

The appointment of Professor Mehmet Fatih Yanik as Full Professor of Neurotechnology at the ETH further strengthens the Zurich Neuroscience Community. Yanik, currently Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA, will start his work in Zurich this summer.

“I am looking forward to joining the Zurich Neuroscience Community, and establishing collaborations. My lab at ETH will be pursuing new directions that I am extremely excited about getting started”, says Prof. Yanik.
He will bring a wide range of exciting new methods to Zurich. Yanik uses advanced high-throughput technologies for investigating and engineering the complex function, reprogramming, and regeneration of the nervous system in vitro and in vivo. His group employs various methodologies including microfluidics, microrobotics, ultrafast optics/microscopy, tissue engineering, drug delivery, neuronal stem cell reprogramming, genetics, and RNA/polymer biochemistry to study neurological disorders and diseases. His laboratory works with a variety of organisms and preparations ranging from C. elegans, zebrafish, rodent models, to human embryonic stem cell derived neurons.

Prof. Yanik joins the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET)

Further reading:
ETH News
The Economist article about his mass-screening of drug candidates on live multicellular organisms in microchips
Fatih Yanik’s  current website