Science Pub Mission: Mapping The Brain

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Mapping the Brain in Living Color with "Brainbow" with Tamily Weissman-Unni, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology at Lewis & Clark College

The brain is exquisitely organized and complex, with billions of cells forming trillions of precise connections. Neuroscientists across the globe are racing to construct detailed maps of the brain, hoping to answer key questions about how the brain grows and forms during development, how it functions in adulthood, and how it deteriorates. One powerful approach to mapping connections in the brain is to use color – to identify individual cells with unique hues.

In this talk, Professor Tamily Weissman explains how color can be used to study the brain. She has helped to develop a multicolor method called “Brainbow”, which color-codes cells by expressing combinations of specialized fluorescent proteins.

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By: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

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