Awake, behaving rodents, as well as anesthetized and in vitro preparations, are used as a part of our ongoing research.  

Our technical expertise includes:

  • intracellular recording
  • in vivo multisite extracellular recording
  • design and fabrication of micro electrode arrays
  • juxtacellular staining with paraformaldehyde fixable lipophilic dyes
  • intracortical electrical, pharmacological, and optical (optogenetic) microstimulation
  • brain bow labeling
  • viral expression and tracing
  • 3D histology including tissue clearing and immunochemistry analytical and numerical methods for data analysis
  • single cell and network modeling
  • synaptic conductance estimation
  • simple behavioral test by rodents
  • treadmill locomotion
  • video monitoring and analysis of animal behaviors