Sculpted Light in the Brain

June 9, 2017 • 8:30 am – 7:00 pm • Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley


“Sculpted Light in the Brain” is a one-day conference and workshop aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the common interest of developing better technology to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. “Sculpted Light” refers to a broad class of methods where light is shaped to probe neural function.

This meeting aims to promote future collaboration opportunities by gathering established scientists and the next generation of researchers from these fields to discuss future technologies that will enable real time optical communication with the living brain.


Laura Waller

UC Berkeley

Na Ji

UC Berkeley

Michael Lin


Bernardo Sabatini

Harvard Medical School

Josh Trachtenberg


Michael Hausser

University College London

Hillel Adesnik

UC Berkeley

Ehud Isacoff

UC Berkeley

Tommaso Fellin

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Rafael Yuste

Columbia University

Valentina Emiliani

L'Université Paris Descartes

Rafael Piestun

University of Colorado, Boulder


SLB 2017

A one-day conference and workshop hosted at UC Berkeley on June 9, 2017. For more info contact us at:

Organizing Committee

Dr. Alan Mardinly, (MCB)
Li-Hao Yeh, PhD Candidate (EECS)
Dr. Nicolas Pegard, (MCB, EECS)
Regina Eckert, PhD Candidate (EECS)
Dr. Ian Antón Oldenburg, (MCB)

Faculty Sponsors

Prof. Laura Waller
Prof. Hillel Adesnik