Neurophotonics Center’s 3rd Annual Symposium

We welcome you to join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 for the 3rd Annual Neurophotonics Center Symposium.

LOCATION: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s St, Boston, MA 02215.


7:45-8:25 AM Breakfast and Registration Check in
8:25-8:30 AM Introduction and Welcome to Symposium
Session 1: Jad Noueihed & Ryan McNaughton

High Speed Sensing


8:30 – 8:50 AM


Ji-Xin Cheng (Boston University)

Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging to Unveil Hidden Signatures in Living Systems

9:00 – 9:20 AM


Eric Schreiter (Janelia)

Chemigenetic Indicators of Neuronal Activity

9:30 – 9:50 AM


Xue Han (Boston University)

Multimodal Optical Analysis of Biological Neural Networks Across Scales
10:00 – 10:15 AM Student Poster – Lightning Talks

10:15 – 10:30 AM                      Break

Session 2: Kaitlyn Dorst & Scott Knudstrup

Longitudinal Imaging

10:30 – 10:50 AM Ian Davison (Boston University) Sensory-Guided Navigation with Odor Cues

11:00 – 11:20 AM


Mark Andermann (Harvard)

Chronic Imaging of Intermingled Ensembles of Cortical Neurons Encoding Stimulus Identity or Predicted Outcome


11:30 – 11:50 AM



Ed Boyden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)



Optical Tools for Analyzing and Repairing Complex Biological Systems

12:00 – 1:15 PM                         Lunch

Session 3: Caroline Habjan & Jean-Marc Tsang Min Ching

Techniques for Whole Brain Imaging with High Resolution

1:15 – 1:30 PM Student Poster – Lightning Talks

1:30 – 1:50 PM


Mike Economo (Boston University)

Whole-Brain Imaging of Long-Range Connectivity in the Mouse Brain

2:00 – 2:20 PM


Jian Ren (Mass General Hospital)

Interrogation of Intact Murine Brains with Optical Elastic Scattering

2:30 – 2:50 PM


Tomas Kirchhausen (Harvard Medical School)

Imaging Subcellular Dynamics from Molecules to Multicellular Organisms

NRT Trainee Poster Session

3:00 – 4:30 PM                          Break & Poster Session

Session 4: Meredith Pecukonis & Natalie Gilmore

Human Neuroimaging: From Bench to Bedside


4:30 – 4:50 PM


Alexander von Lühmann (Boston University)

Toward Multimodal Neuroimaging in the Everyday World: Progress and Improved Physiological Noise Modelling in fNIRS



5:00 – 5:20 PM




Jodi Gilman (Harvard)

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol intoxication is associated with increased prefrontal activation as assessed with functional near-infrared spectroscopy: A report of a potential biomarker of intoxication



5:30 – 5:50 PM



Kaja Jasinska (University of Delaware)

Beyond the Laboratory: Application of fNIRS Neuroimaging in Remote, Low-Resource Settings for Global Child Development Research
6:00 PM David Boas (Boston University) – Closing Remarks