Near-Infrared Upconversion Optogenetics
In this video, Shuo Chen discusses his work developing upconversion nanoparticles for use in deep brain optogenetic stimulation.
Shuo Chen, PhD
Shuo Chen is a postdoctoral researcher at RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan. He is also a visiting postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his BS in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University and his PhD in organic and supramolecular chemistry from The University of Tokyo, working on the design, synthesis, and characterization of voltage-sensing molecular assemblies. Chen’s strong interest in neuroscience led him to embark on a journey in neuroscience as a postdoc. Since then, he has been working on memory-related hippocampal neural circuits. He is also interested in developing chemical tools for applications in neuroscience.