Eric Betzig

Physicist and neuroscientist based at the Janelia Research Campus. Awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

Eric Betzig develops novel optical imaging tools in an effort to open new windows into molecular, cellular, and neurobiology. Betzig is focusing on improvements in five areas: Spatial Resolution, Temporal Resolution, Labeling Technology, Deep-Tissue Imaging, and Noninvasive, Data-Rich Imaging.

2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize

“The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. “Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension”, Nobel committee……

Cori Bargmann

Neurobiologist based at Rockefeler University is known for her work on the behavior in the C. elegans, particularly olfaction in the worm.

Cori Bargmann was awarded the Kavli Prizein 2012 and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2013. Bargmann is Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at Rockefeller University and head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior.

Bargmann is the co-chair of the BRAIN Initiative Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD)

  • Patrick Kanold

    Associate Professor of Biology
    Director, Kanold Lab

    Dr. Kanold studies the development and plasticity of the brain, in particular how periods of learning and plasticity are initiated and controlled. His work focuses on the development of the central auditory and visual system in particular on the role of early cortical circuits in brain wiring. He uses advanced neurophysiological, in vivo imaging, optogenetic, molecular and computational techniques.

  • John Maunsell

    Professor, Department of Neurobiology
    Director, Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior

    Maunsell’s research is aimed at understanding how neuronal signals in visual cerebral cortex generate perceptions and guide behavior. Our approach is to record from individual neurons in trained, behaving monkeys and mice while they perform visual tasks. Another line of research has been exploring the more general question of how the activity of given neurons contributes to specific visual behaviors.

  • David Kleinfeld

    Professor of Biophysics
    Director, David Kleinfeld Laboratory

    David Kleinfeld and his colleagues take biophysical and computational approaches to bridge phenomena at different levels in the brain, ranging from intracellular electrophysiology to multi-cellular recording to animal behavior. This provides an opportunity to discover algorithms and principles that underlie computations within nervous systems. In additional, they develop instrumentation and analysis procedures that facilitate the study of physiology.

  • Fritjof Helmchen

    Professor, Departement of Neurophysiology
    Director, Laboratory of Neural Circuit Dynamics

    Helmchen is characterizing the properties of individual neurons in vivo and investigate how synaptic inputs are integrated in their dendrites to eventually cause action potentials that are transmitted to target neurons. Using in vivo electrophysiology and 2-photon imaging we perform both intracellular recordings from individual neurons as well as optical measurements of population activity. Development of 2-photon microscopy techniques for high-resolution imaging in living and behaving rodents.

  • Kit S. Lam

    Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
    Professor, Hematology and Oncology
    Director, Kit Lamb Lab

    Dr. Lam is an expert in combinatorial chemistry, chemical biology, drug development, molecular imaging, nanotherapeutics and medical oncology. His laboratory is engaged in the development and application of combinatorial library methods for basic research and drug discovery. Lam is also interested in signal transduction, antibiotics development, molecular immunology, chemical microarray, and proteomics.

  • Lihong Wang

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Director, Optical Imaging Laboratory

    His lab reported the first functional photoacoustic tomography, 3D photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), optical-resolution PAM, photoacoustic Doppler effect, photoacoustic reporter gene imaging, microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography, the universal photoacoustic reconstruction algorithm, frequency-swept ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, time-reversed ultrasonically encoded (TRUE) optical focusing, sonoluminescence tomography, Mueller-matrix optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence computed tomography.

  • Eric Betzig

    Physicist and neuroscientist based at the Janelia Research Campus. Awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

    Eric Betzig develops novel optical imaging tools in an effort to open new windows into molecular, cellular, and neurobiology. Betzig is focusing on improvements in five areas: Spatial Resolution, Temporal Resolution, Labeling Technology, Deep-Tissue Imaging, and Noninvasive, Data-Rich Imaging.

  • 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize

    “The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

    For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. “Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension”, Nobel committee……

  • Cori Bargmann

    Neurobiologist based at Rockefeler University is known for her work on the behavior in the C. elegans, particularly olfaction in the worm.

    Cori Bargmann was awarded the Kavli Prizein 2012 and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2013. Bargmann is Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at Rockefeller University and head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior.

    Bargmann is the co-chair of the BRAIN Initiative Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD)

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