Kudos to Dr. Julius Zhu: Development of A New Way to Monitor Communications in the Brain

March 9, 2021 by zrb8mf@virginia.edu

Some exciting new research, happening on the 5th floor of Pinn Hall in the Zhu lab, is expected to make a tremendous impact on the understanding of Alzheimer’s, depression, sleep disorders, autism, neurological diseases and major psychiatric conditions. The new method developed by Julius Zhu and his collaborators lets scientists examine transmissions inside the brain at both the microscopic level and the far, far smaller nanoscopic level. It combines a biological “sensor” with two different forms of cutting-edge imaging.

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The Pharmacology department would like to thank Dr. Zhu for this major contribution to neuroscience and the pathway it creates to finding possible cures and improved treatments when it comes to brain health.