Mightex Student Research Award Winners



(September 2016) James Butler, Department of Neuroscience, University of Cambridge.

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James was awarded the Mightex Student Research (SRA) for his fascinating research report titled "Induction of in vitro CA1 theta-nested gamma oscillations using layer-specific optogenetic stimulation." His research was also recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

James's research utilizes the Polygon400 integrated on microscope to deliver defined spatial illumination patterns to optogenetically excite different layers of the CA1 of the Hippocampus in brain slices to understand the origin of gamma oscillations.

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(December 2015) Edmund Chong, Department of Neuroscience, New York University.

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Edmund was awarded the Mightex Student Research (SRA) for his fascinating research report titled "Perceptual Invariance to the Olfactory Spatio-temporal Code."

Edmund's research utilizes the Polygon400 integrated into our OASIS modular microscope platform to deliver coded spatial and temporal illumination patterns to the olfactory bulb of a live and awake mouse to uncover new information and priciples governing the spatio-temporal code

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