Optogenetic training courses
The Optogenetics Innovation Laboratory (OIL) offers a number of hands-on courses at different levels of detail. Graduate students, Stanford researchers, and those willing to travel to take a class are welcome to select from the courses below.
For more information, please contact the Laboratory and Education Manager: Dr. Maisie Lo, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Space is limited, so individuals wishing to participate in a workshop should contact Dr. Lo directly for training registration.
1) 3-day workshop (offered throughout the year)
- 1. Stereotactic cannula implantation
- 2. Optical stimulation for behavior testing
- 3. Optical stimulation for electrical recording
2) 3-week summer workshop (for researchers with a more flexible time schedule)
Possible topics include:
- 1. Production of recombinant lentivectors for optogenetic gene delivery in mammals
- 2. Stereotactic injection and cannula implantation
- 3. Optical stimulation for behavior testing
- 4. Optical stimulation for electrical recording
- 5. Confirmation of transgene expression
- 6. Primary neuronal cell culturing
- 7. Confocal microscopy
- 8. Patch clamping
3) Graduate course (BIOE 291; for Stanford graduate students only)
Held in the Fall quarter. In-depth optogenetics class with lectures, group presentations, final project proposals and a hands-on lab component.
For more information, search BIOE 291 at this website: