News Release | White Paper | Optogenetics

Director, William T. Newsome, Neurobiology, Stanford University

The first in the series of Bio-X Ventures “Bio-X NeuroVentures”, will incubate exceptionally creative ideas that have great potential for unlocking the secrets of the brain. Initially, researchers will work to rapidly advance optogenetic techniques for exciting or suppressing nerve cells by shining light on them. This promises to be a powerful tool for understanding and mapping the neural circuits underlying intelligent behavior, and potentially for repairing damaged nervous systems.

In addition, Bio-X NeuroVentures will foster conversations between faculty from multiple fields to identify particularly promising new approaches to interdisciplinary brain research. Bio-X NeuroVentures will permit researchers to immediately pursue the most promising of these new approaches, including novel techniques for noninvasive brain imaging.