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Beckman Institute Visibility Seminar

Friday, December 13, 2013
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Beckman Institute Auditorium
Optogenetics and CLARITY at Caltech: Development and Applications
Viviana Gradinaru, Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering,

DR. VIVIANA GRADINARU, the Director of the Beckman Institute Optogenetics Neuroscience Initiative and CLARITY Center (the BIONIC Center) will give a talk about the Center and the research it conducts.   Methods such as Optogenetics (for function control) and CLARITY (a new neuroanatomy method for intact circuit mapping) enable scientists to understand brain circuit function and dysfunction at a depth that had previously been impossible, vastly expanding knowledge of the brain and its associated psychiatric and neurological disorders. 

A tour of the Center follows the Seminar.   Please RSVP if you wish to participate in the tour.  

For more information, please contact Rick Jackson by phone at 2791 or by email at