Fundamental Themes in Neurosciences - Andrew Huberman, PhD

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
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12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
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Stanford Neurosciences Institute
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Genetic dissection of visual circuits


Andrew Huberman, Ph.D Assistant Professor, Neurosciences, Neurobiology and Ophthalmology, UC San Diego

Host: Carla Shatz


The purpose of work in our laboratory is to understand the organizational logic and assembly of eye-to-brain circuits, focusing specifically on how different cell types in the retina influence central visual processing and how they wire up during development. I will describe work using novel genetic tools to label and manipulate specific functional classes of visual neurons. I will also describe new viral and gene targeting approaches that are allowing us to find and test the roles of otherwise elusive cell types in the primate visual system and the relevance of those markers for understanding visual function and disease.