Imaging the Brain: From Molecules to Circuits and Beyond

Event Dates: 
Dec 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Chairs:

Mark Ellisman, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Determination of structure provides important insights into function at all scales. This ancient principle was established initially for large structures like bridges and skeletons and more recently for cells and molecules. New imaging technologies make it possible to determine molecular, cellular, tissue and organ structure with unprecedented resolution and visualize changes causing/associated with changes in function. State-of-the-art imaging at the molecular, cellular, circuit, whole animal (rodent) and whole animal (primate) scales will be discussed, addressing the challenges of bridging spatial and temporal scales.

Event Sessions

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Date Media Session Title Speakers
Fri 12/8 File Welcome & Opening Remarks Fred Gage, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Fri 12/8 File Building the Brain: Dynamic in vivo Imaging of Synapse Assembly and Function Daniel Colón-Ramos, Yale University
Fri 12/8 File Revealing Secrets Hiding in Plain Sight Mark Ellisman, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Fri 12/8 File Reverse Engineering the Fly Brain: Getting the Circuit Diagram Harald Hess, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Fri 12/8 File High-Speed Volumetric Imaging of Brain Activity Na Ji, UC Berkeley
Fri 12/8 File Imaging Exocytosis and Endocytosis at Synapses Using Electron Microscopy Erik Jorgensen, University of Utah/HHMI
Fri 12/8 File Whole-Animal Imaging with High Spatio-Temporal Resolution Philipp Keller, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Fri 12/8 File Navigating the Cellular Landscape with New Imaging Technologies Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Fri 12/8 File Genetically Encoded Tools for Brain Analysis Atsushi Miyawaki, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Fri 12/8 File Optical Tools for Unraveling Whole-Brain Neuronal Circuit Dynamics Underlying Behavior Alipasha Vaziri, The Rockefeller University
Fri 12/8 File Question & Answer Session, Closing Remarks Mark Ellisman, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Nick Spitzer, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)