Karl Deisseroth Earns Keio Medical Science Prize for Optogenetics

Karl Deisseroth was chosen as one of two recipients of this year’s prestigious Keio Medical Science Prize for his “enormous contributions towards the fundamental understanding of brain function in health and disease,” Keio University announced...

New Opsin Enables Non-Invasive Optogenetics

Researchers at MIT have overcome a key hurdle in optogenetics by creating a new photosensitive protein that responds to a light source outside the brain. The latest findings, announced by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and published in the journal Nature...

Join Us for the Unveiling of Optopatcher and SIU at Neuroscience 2013

Welcome to Neuroscience 2013! We’re unveiling the optopatcher, a new tool for optogenetics, as well as Model 3820 Stimulus Isolator, at our booth (#1729) today. The optopatcher is a new micropipette holder with an integrated optical fiber and a recording...

Optopatcher: Micropipette Holder with Integrated Fiber Optics for Optogenetics

The optopatcher is a new micropipette holder with integrated optical fiber to allow simultaneous patch-clamp recording and optogenetic activation. The design eliminates the need for a separate manipulator for optical stimulation. The optopatcher was developed by A-M...