Neurophotonics at the nanoscaleDr Juan Varela's Research Group
We develop high-resolution microscopy strategies to study the brain at the nanoscale, using fluorescent nanoparticles and organic dyes. Our aim is to harmonize super-resolution imaging techniques with in vivo models.
The three main axes of research in our lab are:
- Protein aggregation in neurodegeneration
- Interactions between protein aggregates and neurotransmitter receptors
- Clearance of protein aggregates from the extracellular space of the brain