The NeuroPhoto Lab (NPL) develops neurophotonic technology for mapping brain function in humans and mouse models of disease. For humans, our work focuses on advancing imaging hardware (high-density imaging arrays, wearable systems), computational imaging, and paradigm development. For mouse models, imaging hardware efforts include: wide field-of-view optical imaging (both one and two photon); computational imaging techniques, including machine learning approaches to mapping brain networks, and experimental designs aimed at revealing the molecular mechanisms of neural plasticity focusing on brain development and developmental disorders.
The NeuroPhoto Lab, led by Joseph Culver, PhD, leverages multidisciplinary excellence in the areas of electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computational imaging, physics and neuroscience.
Research in the NeuroPhoto Lab uses non-invasive optical measurements for both functional- and molecular- biological imaging.