Optogenetic and Chemogenetic Tools for Mapping Molecular and Cellular Circuits: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Alice Ting, Stanford University, Genetics/Biology/Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The first part of the talk will describe optogenetic tools we have developed for labeling and manipulating functional circuits in the brain (e.g., FLARE and related tools).

The second part of the talk will describe chemogenetic tools we have developed for mapping molecular interactions in living cells (e.g., APEX and TurboID).

Alice Ting did her PhD in Chem here at UC Berkeley in 2000 (Go Bears!) and postdoc at UCSD. She joined the faculty of MIT, rising to full professor in 2014, and moving to Stanford Genetics in 2016. Awards include NIH Transformative Research and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator.