Our researchers develop cutting-edge research tools for neuroscience. Optogenetics, for example, allows researchers to manipulate the activity of individual neurons, shedding light on brain function and potential avenues for treatment. We use a broad range of approaches – from protein engineering and chemistry to materials science and robotics – to develop new sensors and modes for drug delivery and brain imaging.
optogenetics · expansion microscopy · robotic technologies · protein engineering · nanoparticles · probes · apps · sensors · nanomagnetics · drug delivery
The precision of timing of action potentials controlled by optogenetics.SOURCE: Boyden et al.
The width of multifunctional fibers processed through Anikeeva lab technology.SOURCE: Anikeeva et al.
Mark Harnett studies how mammalian neurons process information and perform the complex computations that underlie behavior.