Non-invasive control using Sonogenetics

  • Date: Jul 19, 2021
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Sreekanth Chalasani
  • Associate Professor, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • Location: Zoom
Non-invasive control using Sonogenetics

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.

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