Kavli Institute NeuroLunch
TUESDAY, December 8th, 2015
Rm. 1000 Sherman Fairchild Bldg.
12:00 pm - 1:00pm
1212 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
Logan Grosenick, PhD, Paninski Lab
"New methods and models for interrogating cell assembly, projection, and whole brain functional data during motivated behavior"
This talk will discuss two methods for targeted recording of neural dynamics that I developed during my recent PhD in the Deisseroth lab: (1) fiber photometry, a minimally-invasive method for recording bulk activity in connectivity-targeted and genetically-targeted cell bodies and projections during behavior and (2) SWIFT volume imaging, a light field imaging method for synchronous recording and identification of cell assemblies across large volumes of tissue at high frame rates. These new measurement approaches motivate approaches to system identification and control that I am currently exploring in my postdoc in the Paninski lab.
I have a B.A. and B.S. from Stanford University in Psychology and Biology, a Masters in Statistics from Stanford, and PhD in Neurosciences from Stanford. My focus is developing and deploying new computational optics and statistical methods for observing, controlling, and understanding neuronal circuit dynamics in vivo, and relating these dynamics to motivated behavior in health and disease. More information can be found here: www.stanford.edu/~logang.