Guillaume Bilodeau

MSC STUDENT

Biography

Guillaume Bilodeau obtained the B. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, in 2018. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada with the supervision of professor Benoit Gosselin. His main research focuses are wireless bio-interfaces, brain machine interfaces and VLSI design and microelectronics.

Project : A wireless brain computer interface for combined optogenetics and electrophysiology enabling the recording of Spikes and LFP simultaneously on 32 channels.

This project’s goal is to upgrade a wireless brain machine interface with 32 channels of neural signal recordings and 4 channels of optogenetics stimulation. It aims to be more polyvalent by allowing multiple types of neural signal recording simultaneously (action potentials and local field potentials) and adding electrical stimulation to the optogenetics stimulation. By recording both types of signal simultaneously, the system will record usable data more reliably during in-vivo experiments. The addition of electrical stimulation to the system will enable researchers to compare methods of stimulation during the same experiment. This system aims to help brain researchers on small rodents to get a better understanding of the brain.