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Neuroscience Community Laboratories

The Stanford Neurosciences Building houses the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute's Community Labs

The Wu Tsai Neuro Community Laboratories are collaborative hubs for neuroscience discovery, engineering, and translational health research. 

Our labs provide shared access to cutting-edge technologies and expertise to advance interdisciplinary collaboration within the Stanford neuroscience community. The community labs are directed by professional scientists with deep experience in their fields who can work with research teams of all experience levels to develop and implement new projects to deepen our understanding of the mind and brain.

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Illustration of EEG recordings from human brain

Koret Human Neurosciences Community Laboratory

The Koret Human Neurosciences Community Laboratory serves as a Stanford-wide hub for collaborative human neuroscience research. The welcoming space provides access to technology and expertise to inform high-density electroencephalography (EEG) recording and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) studies in human subjects.

Students collaborate in the Vincent V.C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Vincent V.C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory

The Vincent V. C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory aims to enable collaborative projects and the development of novel equipment and engineering solutions for neuroscience experiments. The facility will be fully equipped with tissue culture, in vivo procedure space, electrophysiology (“ephys”) rigs, microscopy and open bench space for project and technology development.

Image of fluorescent neurons

Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory

The Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory is a state-of-the art facility designed to serve as a time-efficient and cost-effective service center for researchers in need of behavioral and neuropharmacological analyses in rodents.

Illustrations of adeno-associated virus (AAV), lentivirus and retrovirus

Neuroscience Gene Vector and Virus Core

The Neuroscience Gene Vector and Virus Core centralizes the process of producing and distributing viral vectors and cDNA plasmids for use by the Wu Tsai Neuro community.

Image of cell under a microscope

Neuroscience Microscopy Service

High-end light microscopy services, including confocal, light-sheet and multiphoton microscopes, are available in the Neurosciences Microscopy Service (NMS) community lab.

Neuroscience Preclinical Imaging Lab director Jieun Kim with the lab's new 7 tesla MRI at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Neuroscience Preclinical Imaging Laboratory

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art preclinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology and expertise to the Stanford community to accelerate neuroscience-focused scientific discovery.

Visualization of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tract density

Visualization Laboratory

The Visualization Laboratory provides a community space for the development of interdisciplinary augmented and virtual reality research projects. We also host a cutting-edge adaptive optics system to enable high-resolution imaging of the human retina.

Our Team

Tim Doyle, D.Phil., Associate Director for Neuroscience Community Labs, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Tim Doyle, D.Phil.

Associate Director for Neuroscience Community Labs

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Maritza Vallejo, Neuroscience Community Labs Accountant

Maritza Vallejo

Neuroscience Community Labs Accountant

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute