Multimodal Mapping of Brain Activity | Jia Liu, Harvard SEAS


Friday, October 4, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: Real-time recording of brain-wide cellular activities with single-cell and single-spike spatiotemporal resolution, and cell-type specificity is important to understand brain functions and malfunctions, which requires an in situ multimodal mapping capability at single-cell resolution. In this talk, Professor Liu will, first, introduce his group's efforts to design bioelectronic sensors for multichannel, brain-wide, chronically stable, single-unit electrophysiology. Second, he will introduce their efforts to enable gene expression and cellular connectivity mapping with a simultaneous sensor position registration. Last, he will discuss his lab's current experimental and computational research efforts which aim to correlate these multimodal tools into one platform for brain activity mapping.

BIO: Professor Jia Liu obtained his Ph.D., along with a short postdoctoral stay, with Professor Charles M. Lieber at Harvard University in 2014. In 2015, he relocated to Stanford University to work as a postdoctoral fellow with Professors Zhenan Bao, Karl Deisseroth, and Anson Lee.  While there he researched genetically-targeted bioelectronics for brain interface. In 2019, Professor Liu joined the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences faculty as an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering.

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