Scientist II in Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
After received his bachelor degree and master degree from USTC, Dr. Zhuang moved to America and joined Dr. Swadlow Harvey's lab to obtain his PhD degree in Psychology. Since 2013, he has been a scientist in neural coding department at Allen Institute for Brain Science and has done lots of substantial work in mapping the retinotopic organization of mouse cortex and functional thalamocortical projection by using wide field and cellular calcium imaging.
In this talk, Dr. Zhuang will introduce their new findings in mapping the the retinotopic organization of mouse cortex. Dr. Zhuang employed fluorescence imaging and GCaMP6 reporter mice to generate retinotopic maps, revealing additional regions of retinotopic organization that extend into barrel and retrosplenial cortices. His study extend our understanding of the organization of mouse cortex to include up to 16 distinct retinotopically organized regions.