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  1. Gan RZ, Feng B, Sun Q. (2004) Three-dimensional finite element modeling of human ear for sound transmission. Annals of Biomedical Engineering; 32:847-859
  2. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2004) Lumped parametric model of human ear for sound transmission. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology; 3:33-47.
  3. Gan RZ, Sun Q, Feng B. (2006) Wood MW. Acoustic-structural coupled finite element analysis for sound transmission in human ear-Pressure distributions. Medical Engineering & Physics; 28:395-404.
  4. Li BY, Feng B, Tsu HY, Schild JH. (2007) Unmyelinated visceral afferents exhibit frequency dependent action potential broadening while myelinated visceral afferents do not. Neuroscience Letters; 421:62-66.
  5. Feng B, Li BY, Nauman EA, Schild JH. (2007) Theoretical and electrophysiological evidence for axial loading about aortic baroreceptor nerve terminals in rat. American Journal of Physiology; 293:H3659-H3672.
  6. Wladyka CL, Feng B, Glazebrook PA, Schild JH, Kunze DL. (2008) The KCNQ/M-current modulates arterial baroreceptor function at the sensory terminal in rats. The Journal of Physiology (London); 586:795-802.
  7. Li BY, Qiao GF, Feng B, Zhao RB, Lu YJ, Schild JH. (2008) Electrophysiological and neuroanatomical evidence of sexual dimorphism in aortic baroreceptor and vagal afferents in rat. American Journal of Physiology; 295:R1301-R1310.
  8. Shinoda M, Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2009) Peripheral and central P2X3 receptor contributions to colon mechanosensitivity and hypersensitivity in the mouse. Gastroenterology; 137(6):2096-104.
  9. Brumovsky PR, Feng B, Xu L, McCarthy CJ, Gebhart GF. (2009) Cystitis increases colorectal afferent sensitivity in the mouse. American Journal of Physiology; 297:G1250-G1258.
  10. Feng B*, Brumovsky PR, Gebhart GF. (2010) Differential roles of stretch-sensitive pelvic nerve afferents innervating mouse distal colon and rectum. American Journal of Physiology; 298(3):G402-G409.
  11. Feng B*, Gebhart GF. (2011) Characterization of silent afferents in the pelvic and splanchnic innervations of the mouse colorectum. American Journal of Physiology; 300(1):G170-G180.
  12. Tanaka T, Shinoda M, Feng B, Albers KM, Gebhart GF. (2011) Modulation of visceral hypersensitivity by glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family receptor alpha-3 in colorectal afferents. American Journal of Physiology; 300(3):G418-G424.
  13. Feng B*, La JH, Schwartz ES, Tanaka T, McMurray TP, Gebhart GF. (2012) Long-term sensitization of mechano-sensitive and -insensitive afferents in mice with persistent colorectal hypersensitivity. American Journal of Physiology; 302(7):G676-G683.
  14. Feng B, La JH, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2012) Irritable bowel syndrome: methods, mechanisms, and pathophysiology. Neural and neuro-immune mechanisms of visceral hypersensitivity in irritable bowel syndrome (review). American Journal of Physiology; 302(10):G1085-G1098.
  15. Feng B*, La JH, Tanaka T, Schwartz ES, McMurray TP, Gebhart GF. (2012) Altered colorectal afferent functions associated with TNBS-induced visceral hypersensitivity in mice. American Journal of Physiology; 303(7):G817-24.
  16. La JH, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Brumovsky PR, Gebhart GF. (2012) Luminal hypertonicity and acidity modulate colorectal afferents and induce persistent visceral hypersensitivity. American Journal of Physiology; 303(7):G802-9.
  17. Feng B*, Kiyatkin ME, La JH, Ge P, Solinga R, Silos-Santiago A, Gebhart GF. (2013) Activation of guanylate cyclase C attenuates stretch responses and sensitization of mouse colorectal afferents. The Journal of Neuroscience; 33(23):9831-9.
  18. Kiyatkin ME, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2013) Combined genetic and pharmacological inhibition of TRPV1 and P2X3 attenuates colorectal hypersensitivity and afferent sensitization. American Journal of Physiology; 305(9):G638-48.
  19. Feng B*, Gebhart GF. (2015) In vitro functional characterization of mouse colorectal afferent endings. Journal of visualized experiments, (95):e52310.
  20. Zhu Y, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF, Prescott SA (2015) Novel method to assess axonal excitability using channelrhodopsin-based photoactivation. Journal of Neurophysiology; 113(7):2242-9.
  21. Feng B*, Zhu Y, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2015) Experimental and computational evidence for an essential role of NaV1.6 in spike initiation at stretch-sensitive colorectal afferent endings. Journal of Neurophysiology; 113(7):2618-34.
  22. La JH, Feng B, Kaji K, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2016) Roles of isolectin B4-binding afferents in colorectal mechanical nociception. Pain; 157(2):348-54.
  23. Shaffer AD, Feng B, La JH, Joyce SC, Gebhart GF. (2016) A novel role for follistatin in hypersensitivity following cystitis. Neurourology and Urodynamics; 36(2):286-292.
  24. Feng B*, Joyce SC, Gebhart GF. (2016) Optogenetic activation of mechanically-insensitive afferents in mouse colorectum reveals chemosensitivity. American Journal of Physiology; 310(10):G790-8.
  25. Schwartz ES, La JH, Young EE, Feng B, Joyce SC, Gebhart GF. (2016) Chronic prostatitis induces urinary bladder hypersensitivity and sensitizes bladder afferents in the mouse. Journal of Urology; 196(3):892-901.
  26. Chen L, Ilham SJ, Feng B*. (2017) Pharmacological approach for managing pain in irritable bowel syndrome; a review article. Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; 7(2):e42747.
  27. Chen L, Ilham SJ, Guo T, Emadi S, Feng B*. (2017) In vitro multichannel single-unit recordings of action potentials from mouse sciatic nerve. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express; 3(4):045020.
  28. Makadia P, Najjar S, Saloman J, Adelman P, Feng B, Margiotta J, Albers K, Davis B. (2018) Optogenetic activation of colon epithelium of the mouse produces high frequency bursting in extrinsic colon afferents and engages visceromotor responses. The Journal of Neuroscience; 38 (25) 5788-5798.
  29. Chen L, R Lucas, Feng B*. (2018) A Novel System to Measure Infants’ Nutritive Sucking During Breastfeeding: the Breastfeeding Diagnostic Device (BDD). IEEE – Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine; 6(1):1-8.
  30. Ilham SJ, Chen L, Guo T, Emadi S, Hoshino K, Feng B*. (2018) In vitro single-unit recordings reveal increased peripheral nerve conduction velocity by focused pulsed ultrasound. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express; 4(4):045004.
  31. Siri S, Maier F, Chen L, Santos S, Pierce DM, Feng B*. (2019) Differential biomechanical properties of mouse distal colon and rectum innervated by the splanchnic and pelvic afferents. American Journal of Physiology; 316(4):G473-G481.
  32. Feng B*, Chen L, Ilham SJ (2019) Ilham SJ, A Review on Ultrasonic Neuromodulation of the Peripheral Nervous System: Enhanced or Suppressed Activities? Applied Sciences; 9(8):1637.
  33. Guo T, Bian Z, Trocki K, Chen L,  Zheng G, Feng B*. (2019) Optical electrophysiology reveals topological distribution of functionally classified colorectal afferent neurons in intact lumbosacral DRG. Physiological Reports; 7(9):e14097.
  34. Siri S, Maier F, Santos S, Pierce DM, Feng B*. (2019) The load-bearing function of the colorectal submucosa and its relevance to visceral nociception elicited by mechanical stretch. American Journal of Physiology; 317(3):G349-G358.
  35. Feng B*, Guo T (2019) Visceral pain from colon and rectum: the mechanotransduction and biomechanics. Journal of Neural Transmission; 127:415-429.
  36. Zhao Y, Feng B, Lee J, Lu N, Pierce DM (2020) A multi-layered computational model for wrinkling of human skin predicts aging effects. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials; 103:103552.
  37. Sadeghi M, Chen L, Dutta K, Norris A, Feng B, Schnupp J, Rosskothen-Kuhl N, Read H, Escabi M. (2020) Optimal multichannel artifact prediction and removal for neural stimulation and brain machine interfaces. Frontiers in Neuroscience; doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00709
  38. Feng B* (2020) New insights on expression and function of Mu and Delta opioid receptors in mouse gastrointestinal tract. Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology; 9(3):553-554.
  39. Zhao Y, Feng B, Lee J, Lu N, Pierce DM (2020) A Multi-Layered Model of Human Skin Elucidates Mechanisms of Wrinkling in the Forehead. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials; 105:103694.
  40. Guo T, Chen L, Tran K, Ghelich P, Guo YS, Nolta N, Emadi S, Han M, Feng B*. (2020) Extracellular single-unit recordings from peripheral nerve axons in vitro by a novel multichannel microelectrode array. Sensors and Actuators B; 315:128111.
  41. Posada–Quintero H, Kong Y,  Nguyen K, Tran C,  Beardslee L, Chen L, Guo T, Cong X, Feng B, Chon KH. (2020) Using electrodermal activity to validate multi-level pain stimulation in healthy volunteers evoked by thermal grills. American Journal of Physiology; 319(3):R366-R375.
  42. Maier F, Siri S, Guo T, Chen L, Feng B*, Pierce DM* (2020) The heterogeneous morphology of networked collagen in distal colon and rectum of mice quantified via nonlinear microscopy. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials; 113:104116.
  43. Zhao Y, Siri S, Feng B, Pierce DM (2020) A Computational Model of Mouse Colorectum Capturing Longitudinal and Through-thickness Biomechanical Heterogeneity. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials; 113:104127.
  44. Siri S, Zhao Y, Maier F, Pierce DM, Feng B* (2020) The macro- and micromechanics of the colon and rectum I: Experimental evidence. Bioengineering; 7(4):130.
  45. Zhao Y, Siri S, Feng B, Pierce DM (2020) The macro- and micromechanics of the colon and rectum II: Theoretical and computational methods. Bioengineering; 7(4):152.
  46. Guo T, Shivam P, Shah D, Chi L, Emadi S, Pierce DM, Han M, Brumovsky PR, Feng B*. (2021) Optical clearing reveals TNBS-induced morphological changes of VGLUT2-positive nerve fibers in mouse colorectum. American Journal of Physiology; doi.org/10.1152/ajpgi.00363.2020.
  47. Bian Z, Guo T, Jiang S, Chen L, Liu J, Zheng G*, Feng B* (2021) High-throughput functional characterization of visceral afferents by optical recordings from thoracolumbar and lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia. doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2021.657361.
  48. Chen L, Guo T, Smith PP, Feng B* (2021) Blocking peripheral drive from colorectal afferents by sub-kilohertz DRG stimulation. Pain. doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002395.
  49. Liu J, Ganeshbabu N, Shalaby N, Chen L, Guo T, Feng B* (2021)  Targeting two-pore-domain potassium channels by mechanical stretch instantaneously modulates action potential transmission in mouse sciatic nerves. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00052.
  50. Zhao Y, Siri S, Feng B, Pierce DM (2021) Toward elucidating the physiological impacts of residual stresses in the colorectum. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. doi.org/10.1115/1.4051846.
  51. Song P, Guo C, Jiang S, Wang T, Hu P, Hu D, Zhang Z, Feng B, Zheng G (2021) Optofluidic ptychography on a chip. Lab on a chip; doi.org/10.1039/D1LC00719J
  52. Jiang S, Guo C, Song P, Zhou N, Bian Z, Zhu J, Wang R, Dong P, Zhang Z, Liao J, Yao J, Feng B, Murphy M, Zheng G (2021) Resolution-Enhanced Parallel Coded Ptychography for High-Throughput Optical Imaging. ACS Photonics; 8:3261–3271.
  53. Chen J, Barandouzi ZA, Lee J, Xu W, Feng B, Starkweather A, Cong X. (2022) Psychosocial and sensory factors contribute to self-reported pain and quality of life in young adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Pain Management Nursing; doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2021.12.004.
  54. Zhao Y, Siri S, Feng B, Pierce DM (2022) Predicting the Micromechanics of Embedded Nerve Fibers using a Novel Three-layered Model of Mouse Distal Colon and Rectum. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials; (accepted).
  55. Guo T, Liu J, Chen L, Bian Z, Zheng G, Feng B* (2022) Optical recordings from thoracolumbar and lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia reveal sex differences in sensory neural encoding of distal colon and rectum. (in preparation)

Book Chapters

  1. Feng B, Gebhart GF. Visceral mechanoreceptors. In Encyclopedia of Pain, 2nd Ed., (Schmidt RF and Gebhart GF, Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; 4170-4174.
  2. Gebhart GF, Feng B. Sensitization of visceral nociceptors. In Encyclopedia of Pain, 2nd Ed., (Schmidt RF and Gebhart GF, Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; 3464-3468.

Conference Publications & Abstracts

  1. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2002) A lumped-parameter mechanical model of human ear for sound transmission. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology – Proceedings 2002, Vol. 1, 267-268.
  2. Masters OE, Feng B, Gan RZ. (2003) In vitro biomechanical study of sheep tendons for ACL replacement surgery. XXIII Oklahoma AIAA/ASME Symposium.
  3. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2003) Physical model of human auditoria peripherals. XXIII Oklahoma AIAA/ASME Symposium.
  4. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2003) Physical model of human middle ear. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2003 Annual Fall Meeting, 1.P1.6, Oct 1 – 4, Nashville, TN.
  5. Gan RZ, Feng B, Huang G, Lu H. (2003) Measurement of Viscoelastic Properties of Tympanic Membrane (Eardrum). Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2003 Annual Fall Meeting, 1.1.3, Oct 1 – 4, Nashville, TN.
  6. Gan RZ, Feng B. (2004) Acoustic-structural coupled analysis for sound transmission from external ear canal to middle ear. Proceeding of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2004 Annual Fall Meeting, 1.1.3, Oct 13 -16, Philadelphia, PA.
  7. Gan RZ, Feng B, Nakmali D, Wood MW. (2004) Effects of middle ear suspensoryligaments on acoustic-mechanical transmission in human ear. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) – Midwinter Meeting, Vol. 27: 823.
  8. Gan, RZ, Feng B, Cheng T. (2005) Tympanic membrane and middle ear system vibration modes predicted by 3-dimentional finite element model. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) – Midwinter Meeting, Vol. 28: 931.
  9. Feng B, Nauman EA, Schild JH. (2007) A finite element model of rat aortic arch for mechanical analysis about baroreceptor nerve terminals. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2007 Annual Fall Meeting, P6.25, Sept 26 – 29, Los Angeles, CA.
  10. Feng B*, Gebhart GF. (2009) Silent afferents in the pelvic nerve innervation of the mouse colon. Gastroenterology; 136(5) suppl.1 Page A-723. (Digestive Disease Week, May 30 – June 4, Chicago, IL)
  11. Feng B, Robinson DR, Brumovsky PR, Gebhart GF. (2009) In vitro and in vivo characterization of mouse colorectal mechanosensation. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, PS 8A-154, Oct 7 – 10, Pittsburgh, PA.
  12. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2009) mechanically insensitive afferents in pelvic and splanchnic nerve innervation of the mouse colon. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 655.22/AA15, Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience 2009.
  13. Zhong F, Feng B, Gebhart GF, Bielefeldt K. (2010) Mechanically insensitive afferents innervating the mouse stomach. Gastroenterology, 138(5) suppl.1 Page S-280. (Digestive Disease Week, May 1 – 6, New Orleans, LA)
  14. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2010) Mechano-sensitive and -insensitive afferents in the pelvic and splanchnic nerve innervations of the mouse colorectum. 13th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PW 318, Aug 29 – Sept 2, Montréal, Canada.
  15. Tanaka T, Shinoda M, Feng B, Albers KM, Gebhart GF. (2010) Modulation of visceral hypersensitivity by glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family receptor alpha-3 in colon afferents. 13th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PW 316, Aug 29 – Sept 2, Montréal, Canada.
  16. La JH, Feng B, Brumovsky PR, Tanaka T, Gebhart GF. (2010) Intraluminal hypertonicity with mild acidity induces colorectal hypersensitivity in mice. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 682.14/UU6, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience 2010.
  17. Feng B, La JH, Tanaka T, Gebhart GF. (2010) Silent afferents and colorectal hypersensitivity. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 682.19/VV3, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience 2010.
  18. Kiyatkin ME, Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2011) TRPV1 and P2X3 are important mediators of mechanotransduction and sensitization in colorectal primary afferents. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 494.06, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience 2011.
  19. La JH, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2011) Intracolonic hypertonicity with mild acidity sensitizes mechanically-insensitive visceral afferents and induces persistent colorectal hypersensitivity in the mouse. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 494.07, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience 2011.
  20. Feng B, Kiyatkin ME, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2012) Cyclic guanylate monophosphate (cGMP) attenuates responses and sensitization of mouse colorectal afferents. Gastroenterology, 142(5) suppl.1 Page S-698. (Digestive Disease Week, May 19 – 22, San Diego, CA).
  21. Feng B, La JH, Tanaka T, Gebhart GF. (2012)  Altered colorectal afferent functions associated with TNBS-induced visceral hypersensitivity in mice. 14th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PH 411, Aug 27 – 31, Milan, Italy.
  22. Kiyatkin ME, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2012) Contribution of TrpV1 and P2X3 to mechanosensation in colorectal primary afferents in naïve and sensitized states. 14th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PH 416, Aug 27 – 31, Milan, Italy.
  23. Feng B, Kiyatkin ME, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2012) Activation of guanylate cyclase C receptors attenuates peripheral drive from mouse colorectal afferents. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 473.17/HH7, New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience 2012.
  24. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2013) A computational model of mouse stretch-sensitive colorectal afferents. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 643.06/JJ13, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience 2013.
  25. Schwartz ES, Young EE, Feng B, Gebhart GF (2014) Prostatitis induces bladder hypersensitivity via neural cross-talk. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 628.06/GG14, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience 2014.
  26. Feng B, Zhu Y, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2014) Experimental and computational evidence for essential roles of NaV1.6 in spike initiation at stretch-sensitive colorectal afferent endings. 15th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PT062, Oct 6 – 11, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  27. Schwartz ES, La JH, Young EE, Feng B, Joyce S, Gebhart GF. (2015) Chronic prostatitis induces urinary bladder hypersensitivity and sensitizes bladder afferents in the mouse. 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Palm Springs, Ca, May 13-16, 2015.
  28. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2015) Studying mechanically-insensitive colorectal afferents via optogenetic activation of sensory nerve terminals. (Digestive Disease Week, May 16 – 19, Washington, DC).
  29. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2015) Optogenetic activation of mechanically-insensitive colorectal afferent nerve terminals. Overcoming Barriers to the Translation of Pain Research (June 11 – 12, Pittsburgh, PA).
  30. Feng B (2015) Computational Modeling of Neural Excitability at Colorectal Afferent Endings and Somata. Proceeding of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2015 Annual Fall Meeting, OP-Sat-1-9, Oct 7-11, Tampa, FL.
  31. Feng B (2016) Optogenetic activation of mechanically-insensitive afferents in mouse colorectum reveals chemosensitivity. 11th NIH Annual Pain Consortium Symposium, May 31 – June 1, Washington, DC.
  32. Chen L, Abbiati A, Gallerani TJ, Kneeshaw CS, Gonzales C, Feng B. (2016) In Vitro Multichannel Single-unit Recordings of Action Potentials from Mouse Sciatic Nerve. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2016 Annual Fall Meeting, Oct 5 – 9, Minnesota, MN.
  33. Chen L, Escabi, MA, Feng B (2017) Efficient Stimulus Artifact Removal To Allow Single-unit Recordings From Fast-conducting A-fibers. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2017 Annual Fall Meeting, Oct 11 – 14, Phoenix, AZ.
  34. Feng B, Guo T, Ilham SJ, Chen L. (2017) Eluxadoline reverses the sensitization of mouse primary afferents to colorectal stretch. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience 2017.
  35. Ilham SJ, Chen L, Guo T, Emadi S, Hoshino K, Feng B. (2018) Simultaneous single-unit recordings from peripheral nerve axons reveal increased nerve conduction velocity by focused pulsed ultrasound. Neural Interfaces Conference, June 25-27, Minneapolis, MN.
  36. Shah D, Maier F, Guo T, Feng B (2018) Altered VGLUT2-positive nerve endings in the colorectum following intracolonic TNBS treatment. 17th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, Sept 12 – 16, Boston, MA.
  37. Feng B, Guo T, Trocki KR, Bian Z, Chen, L, Zheng G. (2018) Optical electrophysiology reveals topological distribution of functionally classified colorectal afferent neurons in intact lumbosacral DRG. 17th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, Sept 12 – 16, Boston, MA.
  38. Ilham SJ, Chen L, Guo T, Emadi S, Hoshino K, Feng B (2018) In vitro single-unit recordings reveal increased peripheral nerve conduction velocity by focused pulsed ultrasound. 17th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, Sept 12 – 16, Boston, MA.
  39. Chen L, Escabi MA, Feng B (2018) Effective removal of electrical stimulus artifacts in multi-channel electrophysiological recordings. 17th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, Sept 12 – 16, Boston, MA.
  40. Siri S, Maier F, Pierce D, Feng B (2018) The biomechanics of distal colon and rectal wall and its implication in visceral sensation and hypersensitivity. 17th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, Sept 12 – 16, Boston, MA.
  41. Guo T, Chen L, Tran K, Guo YS, Nolta N, Feng B (2018) Fabricating a novel microelectrode array for simultaneous single-unit recordings from multiple peripheral nerve axons. 17th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, Sept 12 – 16, Boston, MA.
  42. Siri S, Maier F, Pierce D, Feng B. (2019) The biomechanics of distal colon and rectal wall and its implication in visceral sensation and hypersensitivity. 45th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, March 20 – 22, New Brunswick, NJ.
  43. Zhao Y, Feng B, Lee J, Lu N, Pierce DM. (2019) A multi-layered model of human skin reveals mechanisms of wrinkling in the forehead. 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 28 – Aug 1, 2019, Austin, TX.
  44. Siri S, Maier F, Santos S, Pierce DM, Feng B. (2019) Multiscale colorectal biomechanics and implications in visceral nociception. 2019 IMECE Meeting, Nov. 11 – 14, Salt Lake City, UT.
  45. Siri S, Maier F, Santos S, Pierce DM, Feng B. (2019) Determining the biomechanics of layer-separated mouse colorectum using biaxial tensile stretch. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2019 Annual Fall Meeting, Oct. 12 – 16, Philadelphia, PA.
  46. Feng B, Maier F, Siri S, Pierce DM. (2019) Quantifying the collagen-network morphology in mouse distal colon and rectum. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2019 Annual Fall Meeting, Oct. 12 – 16, Philadelphia, PA.
  47. Chen L, Guo T, Siri S, Feng B. (2019) Suprathreshold DRG stimulation blocks action potential transmission in afferent axons while subthreshold stimulation does not. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2019 Annual Fall Meeting, Oct. 12 – 16, Philadelphia, PA.
  48. Guo T, Chen L, Tran K, Guo YS, Nolta N, Feng B. (2019) A micro-fabricated electrode array for single-unit recordings from peripheral nerve axons. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2019 Annual Fall Meeting, Oct. 12 – 16, Philadelphia, PA.
  49. Siri S, Maier F, Pierce DM, Feng B. (2019) Submucosa is the load-bearing structure of distal colon and rectum. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience 2019, Oct. 19 – 23, Chicago, IL.
  50. Chen L, Guo T, Siri S, Feng B. (2019) Frequency-dependent modulation of action potential transmission in afferent axons by DRG stimulation. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience 2019, Oct. 19 – 23, Chicago, IL.
  51. Guo T, Chen L, Ilham SJ, Nolta N, Han M, Feng B (2019) Selective DRG neuromodulation by flexible parylene-based electrode array. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience 2019, Oct. 19 – 23, Chicago, IL.
  52. Patel S, Ganeshbabu N, Guo T, Han M, Feng B (2019) Quantification of nerve endings in mouse colorectum by optical tissue clearing and automatic image processing. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience 2019, Oct. 19 – 23, Chicago, IL.
  53. Ganeshbabu N, Guo T, Chen L, Feng B (2019) Single-unit recordings reveal increased conduction delay and reversible conduction block in peripheral nerve axons undergoing tensile stretch. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience 2019, Oct. 19 – 23, Chicago, IL.
  54. Siri S, Maier F, Santos S, Pierce DM, Feng B. (2019) Multiscale colorectal biomechanics and implications in visceral nociception. 2019 IMECE Meeting, Nov. 11 – 14, Salt Lake City, UT.
  55. Feng B, Guo T, Bian Z, Chen L, Zheng G. (2020) SPARC: Determine the topology and function of DRG neurons innervating mouse colon and rectum. Experimental Biology 2020, April 4-7, 2020, San Diego, CA (moved to online due to COVID-19).
  56. Zhao Y, Siri S, Feng B, Pierce DM (2020) A computational model of mouse distal colon and rectum capturing through-thickness and longitudinal heterogeneities in biomechanics. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C) 2020, June 17 – 20, virtual conference due to COVID-19.

Invited talks

  1. “Electrical and Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Aortic Baroreceptors – Computational modeling and in vitro experimental study,” Summer Seminar Series, Purdue University, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. West Lafayette, IN, July 18, 2005.
  2. “Electrical and Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Aortic Baroreceptors,” University of California, Department of Anesthesiology, Los Angeles, CA, Department of, Nov 30, 2007.
  3. “Electrical and Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Aortic Baroreceptors,” Northwestern University, Department of Neurobiology, Evanston, IL. May 9, 2008.
  4. “Silent Afferents and Visceral Hypersensitivity,” Neuron @ Noon seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurobiology, Pittsburgh, PA, April 13, 2010.
  5. “Sherrington’s Last Stand: Did the Term “Nociceptor” Outlive Its Utility?” 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX, May 19, 2011.
  6. “Visceral Pain and Management: a Neuronal and Biomechanical Approach,” University of Connecticut, Biomedical Engineering Department, Storrs, CT, May 14, 2014.
  7. “Visceral Pain and Management: a Neural Engineering and Neuromodulation Approach,” BME Seminar Series, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Sept 11, 2015.
  8. “Computational Modeling of Neural Excitability at Colorectal Afferent Endings and Somata,” Biomedical Engineering Society 2015 Annual Fall Meeting, Tampa, FL, Oct 10, 2015.
  9. “Visceral Pain and Hypersensitivity, an Experimental and Computational Approach,” Queen Mary UniversityWingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, London, UK, Dec 5, 2016.
  10. “Role of Afferent Sensitization in Visceral Pain and Hypersensitivity,” University of Alabama, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Birmingham, AL, April 4, 2017.
  11. “Visceral Pain: The Physiology,”  2019 North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Jan 19, 2019.
  12. “Visceral Pain: The Psychophysical Features and Physiology,” 11th Congress of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience (ISAN 2019), Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 2019.
  13. “Visceral Pain: The Physiology and Management,” 3rd CAMP annual pain symposium, University of Connecticut, CT, Nov 1, 2019.
  14. “Visceral Pain: Physiology, Biomechanics and Neuromodulation,” BME Seminar Series, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Jan 31, 2020.
  15. “Understanding neuromodulation to enhance management of visceral pain,” Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 3, 2020.
  16. “The Biomechanics and Mechanotransduction in Visceral Nociception,” 4th Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (FNM) meeting, Adelaide, Australia, Mar 29, 2020.
  17. Understanding DRG stimulation to enhance management of visceral pain,” 2nd Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Summit” (BEIS-2020), online, April 21, 2021.

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