Lyla El-Fayoumi, a MSc candidate in the van der Kooy lab, will give a talk titled “Science at the Speed of Light: Optogenetics 101”.
Lyla El-Fayomi is working with in vivo optogenetic tools to study the neural circuits involved in drug addiction. She will discuss with us the opportunities and challenges presented by optogenetics and introduce her newly-created optogenetics working group that is going to focus on discussing methods and troubleshooting protocols.
This group is open to investigators, trainees and staff affiliated with the University of Toronto. To sign up and receive information about upcoming meetings, please contact Laura Prochazka.