Creating and developing new techniques for visualizing and regulating the activity of neural circuits will bring about a better understanding of the normal function of the nervous system and much more effective treatments for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. DIBS is actively engaged in bringing together investigators with a broad range of expertise in the biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemistry, and physics to develop the next generation of tools that will make it possible to monitor and regulate the activity of functionally identified populations of neurons with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution.

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Greg Appelbaum, Ph.D.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

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Carol Colton, Ph.D.

Neurology, School of Medicine

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Bruce Donald, Ph.D.

Department of Computer Science, and Department of Biochemistry, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, and Pratt School of Engineering, Arts & Sciences

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Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, School of Medicine

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Warren Grill, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering

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Court Hull, Ph.D.

Neurobiology, School of Medicine

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Debra Silver, Ph.D.

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, School of Medicine

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Blake Wilson, D.Sc.

Surgery, School of Medicine