Non-invasive control using Sonogenetics
- Datum: 19.07.2021
- Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 17:00
- Vortragende(r): Sreekanth Chalasani
- Associate Professor, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
- Ort: Zoom
A central challenge in neuroscience is to
develop methods to manipulate specific target cells and monitor effects on
animal behavior and circuit function. We are developing a new technology using
ultrasound as a trigger to control cells expressing specific channels.
Ultrasound is non-invasive allowing us to target cells deep within the brain or
body without surgical procedures. I will discuss our efforts demonstrating our
method in the nematode C. elegans and now in rodents.