12 March 2024
09:30 - 11:00 AM
Katie Feguson (guest)

Internal KCN: Interneuron contributions to visual processing

Interactions between diverse cell types, including distinct GABAergic interneuron populations, play a key role in shaping state-dependent sensory processing within the visual cortex. 

Dr. Katie Ferguson will discuss how she investigates the neural basis of this process, utilizing two-photon laser scanning microscopy to image in vivo cellular activity, optogenetic circuit manipulation, and behavioral paradigms in awake, behaving mice. This work aims to illuminate the links between specific interneuron populations, behavioral states, and sensory processing.