Sep 5 2018

LIN Seminar: Large scale brain mapping at national lab by Bobby Kasthuri, University of Chicago (Please note different day)

September 5, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location

4289 SEL

Address

840 West Taylor, Chicago, IL 60607

The Kasthuri lab is pioneering new techniques for large volume reconstructions of the fine structure of the nervous system – ‘connectomics’. I will describe these developments including: large volume automated electron microscopy for mapping neuronal connections, synchrotron source X-ray microscopy for mapping the cellular composition of entire brains and combining both for multi-scale, multi-modal maps of brains.  These tools will be applied in the service of answering the question: how do brains learn as they grow up?  And how do brains differ across individuals and across species? And how can we reverse engineer brain function in our own computers and robots?

 

Faculty Host:  Mitch Roitman

 

Contact

Suzanne Harrison
(312) 996-2207

Date posted

Aug 9, 2018

Date updated

Aug 31, 2018