Dec 24, 2022 - First paper accepted: “Optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation of seizure threshold in mice”
We were thrilled to learn that the Mattis lab's first paper has been accepted for publication in STAR Protocols! In this paper, we detail a protocol for the use of optogenetics or chemogenetics to assess the neuronal circuits contributing to seizure initiation, with a focus on hyperthermia-induced seizures. Congratulations to first author Julia Kravchenko!
Dec 22, 2022 - Yiannos joins the lab
We are very happy to welcome Yiannos Demetriou as a new undergraduate student in the Mattis lab, starting January 2023! Yiannos is a triple major at the University of Michigan. He has multiple research experiences, ranging from designing and developing a virtual reality application, to writing and testing commands for a spider robot, to using Machine Learning to identify tinnitus in guinea pigs.
Dec 13, 2022 - Setting up the 2-photon!
The Mattis Lab now has a 2-photon microscope! Thank you, Bruker! We look forward to slice and in vivo imaging, coupled with optogenetic stimulation.
Dec 01, 2022 - Joanna presents at the DSF Research Roundtable
Joanna gives an invited talk at the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Research Roundtable, held just prior to the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nov 09, 2022 - Juan joins the lab
We are happy to welcome Juan Disla as a new undergraduate student in the Mattis lab! He will be officially joining winter 2023 but has been getting a head start this fall. Welcome, Juan!