Mar. 10, 2022—Optogenetics pioneer Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, will speak at Vanderbilt's upcoming Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 17.
Apr. 19, 2018—Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the School of Medicine's next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture with the topic is "Genetic Interrogation of Neural Circuit Mechanisms for Pain."
Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.
Nov. 6, 2014—A new light-based technology is allowing scientists to peer deep into the brain and alter animal behavior with the “flip of a switch.”