Dr. Sarah-Jane Guild provides an introduction to optogenetics, discusses the advantages of implantable optogenetics telemetry and reviews data collection using the Kaha Sciences Optogenetics system.
Optogenetics is a relatively recent technology which uses light to precisely control neuronal cells which express a specific channel-rhodopsin. Compared to conventional electrical stimulation, optogenetics reduces the activation of neighbouring cells ensuring that stimulation is highly targeted and results in specific physiological and behavioural effects.
Until now, optogenetic stimulation has been limited to tethered or head-mounted systems which have a number of disadvantages, including susceptibility to infection, the need to replace batteries, tether maintenance and replacement, and the effect of a tether on normal behavior
In this webinar hosted by Kaha Sciences, Dr. Sarah-Jane Guild provides an introduction to optogenetics, discusses the advantages of implantable optogenetics telemetry and reviews data collection using the Kaha Sciences Optogenetics system.
Interested in learning more about Kaha’s novel Optogenetics Stimulating and Recording Telemetry system? CLICK HERE to learn more!
Key Learning Objectives Include:
- Overview of Kaha Sciences telemetry systems – simplicity, accuracy, reusability and robustness
- Wireless Power – How wireless power technology provides continuous power to an implanted telemeter
- The ability to conduct chronic optogenetics studies with user selectable stimulation patterns
- Stimulation/Recording – How in a single telemeter both light stimulation and a high quality biopotential recording can be made
- Example of data collected using the Kaha Sciences Optogenetics system
Sarah-Jane Guild, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Kaha Sciences
Senior Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Dr. Sarah-Jane Guild got her PhD in Physiology & Electrical Engineering from the University of Auckland and has been working with implantable telemetry devices for over 10 years. She is currently both Chief Scientific Officer at Kaha Sciences and Senior Research Fellow at University of Auckland. Her research interests include cardiovascular control, intracranial pressure, implantable devices and optogenetics.