BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter - April 2021

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These newsletters spotlight different BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, and/or theories ready for distribution to the research community to advance neurotechnology.

The second issue of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) Toolmakers Newsletter describes four exciting tool advancements: novel applications of miniature micro-endoscopes to record neural activity from multiple brain regions simultaneously by Dr. Walter Gonzalez; new genetically encoded voltage indicators (GEVIs) to monitor the electrical dynamics of individual neurons created by Dr. François St-Pierre; the validation of renewable affinity antibodies and reagents for neuroscience research by Dr. James Trimmer; and cytoNet, a mathematical tool for rapidly characterizing environmental effects on network topology, developed by Dr. Amina Ann Qutub.

Check out the current issue and keep an eye out for future newsletters, which can be found on the BIA Toolmakers’ Resources page and in BIA News!

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