April 2018

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Optogenetics: Controlling Neurons with Photons

Valerie C. Coffey

An advancing field of neuroscience uses light to understand how the brain works and to create new tools to treat disease.

Multiscale Photoacoustic Tomography

Photoacoustic tomography can bridge microscopic insights and macroscopic observations, providing imaging over a range of spatial scales—from organelles and cells to tissues, small animals and human organs.

Optical Tweezers Bring Micromachines to Biology

Optical tweezers, using focused laser beams to manipulate objects on the nano- and microscale, allow exploration of a world of curiosities at the borderline between physics and biology.

Building a Photonics Cluster—From Scratch

Taking Control of Your Job Search

Examining Illumination Optics

Investing in the Brain

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