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Montreal Neurological Institute

Centre of excellence

Key Researcher: Edward Ruthazer

A large number of researchers using optogenetics tools are located at McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Edward Ruthazer studies how the brain rewires itself and explores plasticity in the Human Brain.  His team studies the development and reorganization of connections in the Xenopus model system.

His unique expertise will allow his team to optimize tools that will be useful to study the development of the nervous system and brain.

Platform overview

The Neurophotonics platform is composed of three core production facilities that produce novel tools in a collaborative way. Development and optimisation is further enabled through testing and validation of the tools by Centres of excellence across Canada. Learn more about each node by clicking on it.