Wang’s research as a postdoc in Andreas Burkhalter’s lab revealed the mouse visual cortex as much more structurally complex than scientists previously thought.
Along with co-PI Hong Chen, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and collaborators including neuroscience professor Larry Snyder, Monosov will adapt an approach to controlling brain activity, called optogenetics, with the ultimate goal of repairing neural dysfunction.
The BRAIN Initiative funding will improve the ability of light field microscopy to record the activity of all neurons across the entire larval zebrafish brain as the animal swims freely.
The funding will support research on the function of a subset of microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain.
Yi studies UBE3A, the protein that is lacking in individuals with Angelman syndrome.
The NIH funding was awarded to Guoyan Zhao, Thomas Papouin, Yao Chen and Jason Yi.
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In a new paper, Valeria Cavalli’s lab describes the key role of a relatively poorly studied type of glial cells, satellite glial cells (SGC), in nerve repair.
Dr. Cavalli’s team will combine single-cell approaches and epigenomic approaches in mouse and human sensory neurons to understand the neuronal and non-neuronal mechanisms orchestrating nerve repair.
The Bagnall lab finds the complexity of tuning in a vestibular neuron arises from the diversity of inputs it receives, and that this complexity can be predicted from these inputs.