Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christine Ann Denny
Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry
During this webcast, we will present recent advances in targeted cell labelling, tissue clearing, and fluorescence imaging methods for the study of brain function.
These exciting methods are helping to accelerate the understanding of how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact both structurally and functionally.
A general overview of sample preparation and clearing methods that facilitate whole brain imaging will be presented. We will explore the application of these methods from the perspective of learning and memory, describing a novel cell labelling technique as well as optogenetic inhibition of memory expression.
Watching this webcast will aid your understanding of new methods that can be applied to your neuroscience research.
Figure: Three-dimensional rendering of a clarified mouse brain (Chung et al. 2013, read more on Science Lab: Map the Brain with CLARITY).