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Refining optogenetic methods to map synaptic connections in the brain

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience are optimizing optogenetic methods for circuit mapping,...

Visualization of newly formed synapses with unprecedented resolution

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience optimized a spatiotemporally controlled method that induces and...

NIH Awards $2.4 Million to MPFI Scientist to investigate the role of astrocytes in neural circuits

Work will focus on calcium signaling properties of astrocytes in the visual cortex Dr. James Schummers,...


Optical sensors provide the tools necessary to probe neuroplasticity at the single-spine level

By Megan Pino, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow Lesley Colgan, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab...

Insight Must Precede Application: The Importance of Basic Research

By Emma Yasinski In 1976, Julius H. Comroe, Jr., formerly of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at...

Postdoc explores animal behavior with hopes of understanding the role of learning in vision

By Megan Pino, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow Joseph Schumacher, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Fitzpatrick Lab at...