BIBS researchers to lead center for creating bioluminescent neuroscience tools

Glow in a row:  Four tubes contain the ingredients that produce bioluminescence: Coelenterazine appears buoyant, swirling as it interacts with luciferase. The three tubes on the right also contain different colored fluorescent proteins attached to the luciferase which, as a result, emit cyan, green or yellow light.

The new “NeuroNex Technology Hub” is a collaboration of BIBS faculty Chris Moore and Diane Lipscombe, Central Michigan University's  Ute Hochgeschwender, and the Scintillon Institute's Nathan Shaner. With up to $9.2 million in funding over five years from the National Science Foundation, the national center will be dedicated to developing and disseminating new tools based on giving nervous system cells the ability to make and respond to light.

(Distributed August 3, 2017)
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