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“MiniLFM” published in Nature Methods
“MiniLFM” published in Nature Methods
May 7, 2018
Our paper entitled “High-speed volumetric imaging of neuronal activity in freely moving rodents” has been published in Nature Methods. We present a head-mounted (more…)
New publication in Annual Review of Neuroscience
New publication in Annual Review of Neuroscience
April 25, 2018
Our review article entitled "A Guide to Emerging Technologies for Large-Scale and Whole-Brain Optical Imaging of Neuronal Activity" has been published (more…)
New publication in Optica
New publication in Optica
March 29, 2018
Our article entitled "Brain-wide 3D light-field imaging of neuronal activity with speckle-enhanced resolution" has been published in Optica. We introduce a new high-speed (more…)

Research

Welcome to the Vaziri Lab at the Rockefeller University in New York. Our lab is also affiliated with the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna.

Our goal is the development and application of new multimodal and integrated technologies to advance biology. In particular we are interested in development of new optical imaging techniques which in synergetic combination with molecular, computational and other strategies will transform our systems level understanding of brain function. By developing new tools for high-speed interrogation of activity of large neuronal populations up to level of whole brains we are aiming at extending the current boundaries in resolution, volume size and speed at which neuronal networks can be functionally recorded and manipulated. Ultimately, we are interested un-converging the information theoretical and computational principles of how sensory inputs are represented dynamically by the neuronal network activity at different processing levels and how their interaction with internal states generates behavior.

We take a multidisciplinary approach and our research areas and technology development draw on different fields of optics, molecular biology, neuroscience and computation which broadly fall into these areas:

  1. Neurotechnology
  2. Other optical tools
  3. Biophysics & Biology
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