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About: Dionysus

PhD in neuroscience from University of Strathclyde, mainly focusing on microfabrication, Die-hard fans of Arsenal and Mavericks.

Posts by Dionysus:

Novel optogenetic probe for in vivo optogenetic control

Posted by on June 28th, 2016

Optogenetics has been widely used in the study of neural activity and behavior. By using genetic tools to target light-sensitive proteins to one or populations of neurons in specific region of brain, we can active those neurons by optical stimulation. The foundation of neuron interaction bases on the ion transmission through the neuron membrane. The[…]

A day in the cleanroom

Posted by on June 28th, 2016

Hello guys, I am a PhD student from University of Strathclyde, UK. My PhD career has two parts: microfabrication and neural recordings. With the help of novel semiconductor fabrication techniques, I can make micro-level devices for neuroscience applications such as neural recordings and optogenetics. The whole fabrication process is done in the cleanroom which can[…]