The Neural Excitability Core is available to investigators requiring fabrication and/or live animal implantation of chronic optrodes or multichannel electrodes for neuroscience research or other applications.
The core supports stereotaxic intra-cerebral injections, and training in injection and implantation protocols are available to investigators who wish to transfer expertise to their own laboratories. For information or scheduling, contact the core director through the form below.
The core is supported by users and the Neurosciences Institute.
Core location: BSB 1.03.32
The Neurosciences Institute maintains two research cores for use by UTSA researchers. Other institutional research cores at UTSA are listed here
The Multiphoton (MP) Suite laboratory has two setups available for use by all UTSA researchers. Schedule use of either of setup here.
MP-Ephys Lab for multiphoton imaging with physiology in slices. Location: BSE 3-108C
Instrumentation: Prairie techonologies, 1 MaiTai 690-900 nm laser source, 2 detector channel with 4 PMTs, galvo scanning.
MP-SLM Lab for multiphoton imaging and optical stimulation plus electrophysiology, resonant scanning in vitro or in vivo. Location: BSB 3.03.30
Instrumentation: Bruker, 1 DeepSee 690-1300 nm for imaging, one FemtoTrain 1045 nm 8W for photo-stimulation, 2 GAasP detectors, galvo scanning, resonant scanner, piezo-electric coupled Z objective, spatial light modulation for holographic uncaging or photostimulation.
The MP-SLM is supported by an NSF-MRI grant. The MP-ephys is supported by users.
All users must be registered, study the resources, and have done a training session. The microscopes are available 24/7.
The Multiphoton Suite Director, Fidel Santamaria PhD
The Neural Excitability Lab Director, David Jaffe PhD