Sep 5 2018

LIN Seminar: Large scale brain mapping at national lab by Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri, University of Chicago (Please note different day)

September 5, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


4289 SEL


840 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

The Kasthuri lab is pioneering new techniques for large volume reconstructions of the fine structure of the nervous system – ‘connectomics’. I will describe these developments including: large volume automated electron microscopy for mapping neuronal connections, synchrotron source X-ray microscopy for mapping the cellular composition of entire brains and combining both for multi-scale, multi-modal maps of brains.  These tools will be applied in the service of answering the question: how do brains learn as they grow up?  And how do brains differ across individuals and across species? And how can we reverse engineer brain function in our own computers and robots?


Suzanne Harrison

Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 16, 2018