Also serving as our Director of Research and Development, Dr. Alba is available to help you design electrodes and arrays specifically built for your individual research needs. For investigators that wish to perform clinical research using our products, Dr. Alba will assist you in building the most appropriate electrode for your work as well as providing you with the information you need to comply with the requests of the oversight and regulatory bodies you are working with.
Dr. Alba graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Bioengineering in 2013, where he performed his doctoral research in the Neural Tissue/ Electrode Interface and Neural Tissue Engineering lab under Dr. Tracy Cui. Prior to his work at Pitt, he achieved his BS and MS degrees at the University of Florida Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he specialized in polymers and biomaterials. During the course of his research Dr. Alba explored a number of topics including electrochemical analysis, neural tissue recording, conducting polymer synthesis, and the development of nano-structured thin film coatings and drug release technologies. Dr. Alba is experienced in both acute and chronic implantation of cortical devices in rodent, as well as tissue preparation, immunohistological labeling, and the imaging of inflammatory tissue response.
Using this experience, Dr. Alba will assist in developing our next-generation electrode products to better assist your research needs. He will be happy to discuss any challenge you have as part of your research and/or any new ideas you want to develop with Microprobes as your partner.