Christopher Pacia

  • cpacia @wustl.edu

Academic Qualifications:

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California – San Diego, 2017

Biography:

Christopher Pacia joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at WUSTL in 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering at UC San Diego in 2017. Previously, he had investigated the underlying neural circuitry mediating different symptoms of depression. Currently, he is interested in developing a neuromodulation technique using ultrasound.

Publications:

Srivastava A, Ahmad OF, Pacia CP, Hallett M, Lungu C. The Relationship between Saccades and Locomotion. J Mov Disord. 11(3):93-106 (2018)

Knowland D, Lilascharoen V, Pacia CP, Shin S, Wang EH, Lim BK. Distinct Ventral Pallidal Neural Populations Mediate Separate Symptoms of Depression. Cell 170, 284-297.e18 (2017)

Oral presentations:

Pacia CP, Chen H (2019). Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled brain tumor liquid biopsy (FUS-LBx) in large animals. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium. Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Pacia CP, Chen H (2019). Developing a system for focused ultrasound-enabled brain tumor liquid biopsy (FUS-LBx) in a porcine model. International Symposium for Therapeutic Ultrasound. Barcelona, Spain

Pacia CP, Chen H (2019). Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled brain tumor liquid biopsy (FUS-LBx) in large animals. Neuroscience Retreat. St. Louis, MO.

Pacia CP, Chen H (2019). Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled brain tumor liquid biopsy (FUS-LBx) in large animals. Cancer Biology Division Retreat. St. Louis, MO.

Pacia CP, Chen H (2018). Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled blood-brain barrier disruption (FUS-BBBD) in piglets. 21st Century Imaging Sciences Pathway Retreat. St. Louis, MO.

Pacia CP, Chen H (2018). Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled blood-brain barrier disruption (FUS-BBBD). Cancer Biology Division Seminar. St. Louis, MO.

Poster presentations:

Pacia CP, Chen H (2019). Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled brain tumor liquid biopsy (FUS-LBx) in large animals. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium. Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Pacia CP, Lim B (2016). Mapping the neural circuitry of ventral pallidal neurons in different subtypes of depressive behaviors. UC San Diego Student Research Showcase. La Jolla, CA.

Pacia CP, Hallett M (2016). Optimizing touchscreen buttons for patients with movement disorders. National Institutes of Health Summer Poster Day. Bethesda, MD.

Pacia CP, Wang JW (2014). Neural mechanisms underlying the regulation of food search behavior by social cues. UC San Diego Student Research Showcase. La Jolla, CA.