Understanding the brain with sonogenetics: Interview with Sreekanth Chalasani

Written by Alice Weatherston

Emerging technologies for basic neurological research have had – and will continue to have – a significant impact on the progression of the field, from understanding the complex neuronal circuits of the brain to identifying new opportunities and approaches to treatment. Most influential of these has perhaps been the birth of optogenetics, utilizing light waves to manipulate neurons. However, new approaches to this mechanism are currently developing, which could provide even more flexibility. We talked to Sreekanth Chalasani from the Salk Insitute of Biological Studies (CA, USA) to find out more about their early work into the use of ultrasound...

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