Alan Fine, Ph. D.
Studies the processes underlying learning and memory in zebrafish using advanced imaging methods
Dalhousie University Centre of Expertise Leader
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Alan Fine studies how the brain processes and stores information, at the molecular, cellular and network levels. He has developed expertise in the study of signaling and plasticity at the level of the synapse.
Dr. Fine is also interested in the development and application of advanced imaging methods for neuroscience. He uses advanced optical methods including fluorescent ion and voltage indicators in conjunction with multiphoton-, confocal- and fast CCD-imaging to investigate neurotransmission at individual synapses in brain tissue. He has also developed a lens-less and extremely portable microscopy system with applications in laboratory, industrial and clinical settings.