[FUN_Mail] SnailFest neurophysiology workshop

Wyttenbach, Robert A. rwytten at emory.edu
Tue Jun 7 12:33:22 EDT 2016

Dear FUN friends,

The 2016 JULY SnailFest Faculty Workshop, sponsored by ADInstruments and the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program at Emory University, will be held Friday July 29 through Sunday July 31, 2016 at Emory University in Atlanta GA.

Workshop details can be found at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/snailfest-invertebrate-neurophysiology-workshop-july-29-31-2016-registration-21464928178?aff=es2

SnailFest Invertebrate Neurophysiology Workshop
A hands-on workshop teaching practical laboratory skills for extracellular and intracellular recording. Snail buccal and circumesophageal ganglia are established models for motor pattern generation, neuronal excitability, neuromodulation, and investigation of the ionic currents that underlie complex activity patterns. The large cell bodies make them ideal for the teaching lab. We will use two species of pond snails, Lymnaea and Helisoma. Extracellular recording from buccal nerves shows rhythmic activity, while intracellular recording can reveal intrinsic rhythms, synaptic connections, and stimulus-response properties. Both recording preparations respond to neuromodulators.

The workshop will be taught by Bob Wyttenbach (Emory University), Bruce Johnson (Cornell University), and Emily Pease (ADInstruments). We’ll begin with tutorials on the use of LabChart software for acquisition and analysis of data and then move on to extracellular and intracellular recordings from snail neurons. Brainstorming sessions on best practices in laboratory and classroom teaching are always a part of our workshops.

Note the early registration savings deadline of July 1. There are still 5 spots left!

Bob Wyttenbach

Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology
Emory University
1462 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 304C
Atlanta, GA 30322


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