"Tools for Studying Neural Circuit Function" (NGP/Pharmacology Seminar)by Loren Looger
Sponsored by department(s) : Pharmacology
Event Date : September 24, 2019
Start Time : 4:00 pm
Time Duration: 60 minutes
Location : PINN 1-14
Description: Hosted by Julius Zhu (NGP Seminar Co-sponsored by Pharmacology), Loren Looger, PhD is a Janelia Group Leader, Engineering Proteins in the Brain, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA
Loren Looger uses protein engineering to create tools – including neurotransmitter detectors, improved labels for in vivo imaging, designed receptors, and rewired neural circuits – to study the brain. His lab will combine computational and evolutionary methods to create new reagents to characterize and manipulate the assembly and function of neural circuits.