Spike Detection with Engineered Optical Voltage Sensors by Yiyang Gong
Sponsored by department(s) : Pharmacology
Event Date : April 17, 2018
Start Time : 4:00 pm
Time Duration: 60 minutes
Location : TBD
Description: Hosted by Julius Zhu, Neurosciences Graduate Program and Pharmacology, Yiyang Gong is an Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Recording and understanding brain activity by developing novel combinations of optical microscopy and genetically encoded sensors. Using these technologies to dissect neural circuit function and investigate how neural activity drives complex behaviors.
Understanding brain function using the combination of genetically encoded sensors and optical techniques. Using genetically encoded tools, we can target specific neuron types or specific projection pathways for recording or perturbation. Using optical microscopy, we can access individual neurons with high spatial and temporal accuracy. By employing and developing tools in both categories, we study brain circuitry by recording, perturbing, and controlling brain activity in various preparations.