Meet-the-Expert: Creating a Multimodal Brain Cell Type Atlas With Hongkui Zeng, PhD
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To understand the function of the brain and how its dysfunction leads to brain diseases, it is essential to have a deep understanding of the cell type composition of the brain, how the cell types are connected with each other, and what their roles are in circuit function.
Join this interactive Meet-the-Expert session to hear Hongkui Zeng discuss her research team’s experience in building multiple platforms and generating large-scale datasets to characterize the transcriptomic, physiological, morphological, and connectional properties of different types of neurons in a standardized manner, toward a multimodal taxonomy of cell types and a description of their wiring diagram for the mouse brain, with a primary focus on the cortex.
These data contribute significantly to the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network’s efforts and collectively provide an integrated resource to the neuroscience community to facilitate the investigation of the cellular diversity, circuit composition, and circuit function.
After the talk, Sheena Josselyn will moderate a 30-minute conversation in which you’ll have an opportunity to pose questions through a Q&A box.
After this virtual session, participants at all career stages will be able to:
- Achieve a better understanding of the different approaches of single cell characterization.
- Describe the number and basic properties of cell types in the mouse cortex.
- Know where and how to find the cell type resources