The International Society for Optics and Photonics, Neurophotonics Mini-Symposium

The International Society for Optics and Photonics, Neurophotonics Mini-Symposium

October 30, 2020

8:00am – 2:00pm

The International Society for Optics and Photonics
Neurophotonics Mini-Symposium

Session I: From neuronal circuits to behavior
Presider: Andrea Hasenstaub (UC San Francisco)

  • Spencer Smith (UC Santa Barbara),Cortical areas acting in concert during behavior 
  • David Kleinfeld (UC San Diego), Reinforcement learning links spontaneous dopamine transients to a reward 
  •  João Couto (Cold Spring Harbor), Spatially segregated responses to visuo-tactile stimuli during active sensation 
  • Ariel Gilad (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), Mesoscale dynamics during learning and memory

Session II: Astrocytes and microglia in neuronal circuits 
Presider: Cam Tran (University of Nevada, Reno)

  • Xin Yu (MGH/HMS) , Mapping neuro-glio-vascular dynamics during the brain state fluctuation with simultaneous fMRI and fiber photometry 
  • Matthew Holt (VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium), Astrocytes integrate local sensory and brain-wide neuromodulatory signals 
  • Li-Huei Tsai (MIT), Robust glial response elicited by sensory gamma stimulation 
  • Alba Peinado (UC San Francisco), Optically decoding astrocyte calcium dynamics

Session III: From neuronal circuits to hemodynamic signals
Presider: Michèle Desjardins (Université Laval, Canada)

  • Na Ji (UC Berkeley), High throughput imaging of neurovasculature in vivo 
  • Evelyn Lake (Yale), Simultaneous optical imaging and fMRI – examining concert neural activity in the cortex and the whole brain BOLD signal 
  • Andy Shih (Seattle Children’s Hospital0, Diminished pericyte plasticity in the aging brain causes prolonged disruptions to capillary flow 
  • Ravi L Rungta (Université de Montréal, Canada), Neurovascular coupling dynamics from the synapse to the pia 
  • Concluding Remarks, Anna Devor (Boston University, SPIE Neurophotonics)

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