Noninvasive Control of the Nervous System

We develop new techniques for interacting with and manipulating the nervous system, to better understand it, and to develop new treatment strategies.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Designing ultrasound strategies to better see and manipulate the brain and the body.
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Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles

Inventing ultrasound-sensitive nanoparticles to deliver the right drug, to the right part of the body, at the right time.
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Theranostics

Theranostics

Developing and clinically translating novel tools to image and intervene at the molecular level in vivo.
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Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Using imaging and intervention to understand how the nervous system governs behavior.
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The Airan Lab is recruiting!

We are looking for bright and motivated postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates to join our group! Please see our recent postdoc announcement. Interested postdoc candidates, potential graduate rotation students, and motivated undergraduates should send inquiries to rairan -at- stanford.edu.

Ultrasound-Mediated Drug Delivery Featured in the Press

Recently, our work on noninvasive neuromodulation using focused ultrasound-mediated drug delivery has been published in Nano Letters! You can also read about our work in a couple of nice write-ups in the popular press – for instance at Futurity and NanoTechWeb. Please stay tuned for more!