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Rise of the TYPHON: The Development of a System for High Throughput Neural Imaging

Supriyo Sinha
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 4:15pm
Spilker 232

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Biology, Stanford University

I will present the details of a system that will image dozens of live, behaving fruit flies simultaneously using two-photon microscopy. Our approach will increase experimental throughput over traditional techniques by two orders of magnitude. I will discuss various components of the system, including: 1) the laser microsurgery module that allows us to surgically prepare the fly in seconds, 2) the opto-mechanical design of our small-footprint two-photon microscopes, and 3) a low-cost distributed ultrafast laser system to image fly brains.
Supriyo Sinha is a systems engineer and Sr. Research Scientist in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. He is working on applying optical techniques to develop tools for neuroscience. Dr. Sinha received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2007. As a graduate student, his research interests focused on high-power lasers and nonlinear optics. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the OSA and a member of the Society for Neuroscience.