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Na Ji

Na Ji

Associate Professor of Neurobiology*
*and of Physics

Lab Homepage: https://www.jilab.net/

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Research Interests

Using concepts developed in astronomy and optics, we develop next-generation optical microscopy methods for understanding the brain at higher resolution, greater depth, and faster time scales. We apply our imaging technologies to understanding neural circuit computation in the visual pathways, using the mouse primary visual cortex and superior colliculus as our model systems.

Selected Publications

Lu R, et al. "Video-rate volumetric functional imaging of the brain at synaptic resolution", Nature Neuroscience (2017) 20, 620-628. 
Sun W, Tan Z, Mensh BD, Ji N, "Thalamus provides layer 4 of primary visual cortex with orientation- and direction-tuned inputs", Nature Neuroscience (2016) 19, 308–315. 
Wang K, Sun W, Richie CT, Harvey BK, Betzig E, Ji N, "Direct wavefront sensing for high-resolution in vivo imaging in scattering tissue", Nature Communications (2015) 6, 7276. 
Wang C, et al. "Multiplexed aberration measurement for deep tissue imaging in vivo", Nature Methods (2014) 11, 1037–1040. 

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Last Updated 2017-04-08