A Facility to Generate Connectomics Information

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
RFA-NS-18-005
2018
U24NS109102
Lichtman, Jeff

Connectomics describes a field of study that builds maps of the connections within the brain. Dr. Lichtman and colleagues have developed a facility for generating high-resolution, large-volume serial section electron microscopy data that can be used to generate connectomic maps. In this project, access to the facility, techniques, and analytical software will be provided to the broader neuroscience community. This will allow other research groups who may be inexperienced in these techniques to generate data in projects aimed at mapping brain circuitry, a high priority goal in the BRAIN 2025 report. By providing this resource, Dr. Lichtman and colleagues will help researchers classify the cell types within healthy and diseased brains or model systems, which will improve our understanding of brain function and neurological disorders.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge , MA
United States
42° 22' 25.0176" N, 71° 6' 35.0424" W
Massachusetts US
9645829
Funded Status: 
Active