Karel Svoboda: Optical Studies of Individual Synapses

I. Optical Studies of Individual Synapses
II. Plasticity and Signaling of Single Synapses

Part II: Plasticity and Signaling of Single Synapses

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Lecture Overview
Neurons are connected to form complex networks by tiny junctions called synapses. Svoboda reviews the process of synaptic transmission and the methods traditionally used to image neurons and their synapses. He then describes powerful new methodologies that allow synaptic transmission and calcium signaling in individual synapses to be measured in intact tissue. This lecture is suitable for neuroscience graduate students. More >>

Speaker Bio
Karel Svoboda is a group leader at The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. His lab is studying synaptic plasticity in response to new experiences in the developing and adult neocortex. By developing new biochemical tools and new microscopes, Svoboda’s group has been able to track changes in individual synapses in intact tissue. More >>

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