Lattice Light Sheet Is a Leap Forward for Microscopy

Janelia's Eric Betzig Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research CampusOctober 8, 2014

The Advanced Imaging Center at Janelia


Visualizing and understanding complex biological processes demands the integrated efforts of biologists and physicists. The mission of the Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) is to make cutting-edge imaging technologies developed at Janelia widely accessible, and at no cost, to scientists before the instruments are commercially available.

Year-Long Medical Research Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Fellows Program gives medical, dental, and veterinary students a chance to focus on a research project full-time and determine how they can incorporate research into their professional careers. This program includes an opportunity for students interested in neuronal network function or imaging at the cellular and molecular level to participate in a yearlong program at Janelia.

Natural whisker-guided behavior by head-fixed mice in tactile virtual reality.

Mapping brain activity at scale with cluster computing.

Fast, accurate reconstruction of cell lineages from large-scale fluorescence microscopy.

PBS NewsHour Explores How Studying Fruit Flies and Zebrafish Might Unlock Secrets of the Human Brain

The first episode of a three-part PBS NewsHour series about the science of the brain featured groundbreaking research at Janelia that is helping us understand how brains work. Gwyneth Card, Gerry Rubin, Philipp Keller, and Anthony Leonardo are featured in the story, which explains their research on fruit fly, zebrafish, and dragonfly brains.

Watch The Lab: Karel Svoboda

Spend a day embedded in the Svoboda Lab as the team pushes itself to design a new type of microscope and uses a virtual reality system to learn how mice explore the world. This short documentary video provides a behind the scenes, slice of life look at Karel's lab, his research, and Janelia's unique model. It also captures the essence of collaboration, exploration, and creativity at Janelia as a whole, and is the first piece in "The Lab" series about Janelia's Group Leaders and scientists.



A spike-timing mechanism for action selection.