The Wickersham lab members are specialists in developing genetic techniques for neuroscience, to provide more powerful and precise ways of studying the organization of the brain, and potentially to provide clinical neurology with more effective ways of treating disorders of the brain. Specifically, they invent techniques for targeting neurons based on their synaptic connectivity and gene expression patterns in order to cause them to express genes that allow the neurons to be studied and controlled by neuroscientists and clinicians. His lab has pioneered work on using “monosynaptic tracing” through rabies virus and for targeting neurons based on gene expression patterns.
See his work here.
Join us! Mar 5 @ 4PM in MSRB3 1125