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Graduate Slot Available

David M. Senseman senseman at lucy.brainlab.utsa.edu
Wed Jul 7 07:41:29 EST 1993


While the official deadline has passed, I was told yesterday
that the College still has funds ($18,000) for one more candidate 
in next year's Ph.D. program in Neurobiology. Just in case someone
in netland was still looking for a graduate slot I thought I would
post a brief description of my lab.

We are using voltage-sensitive (and ion-sensitive) dyes to investigate
information processing in the vertebrate central nervous system. 
Using a newly designed data acquisition system, we are now able to 
record *simultaneously* from 464 brain regions with millisecond
temporal resolution. In the lab we also have three Silicon Graphics 
Indigos (64-bit computers like the ones seen in Jurassic Park :)
which are used for data display and analysis. The Indigos have been 
programed to generate high-speed, high-resolution "movies" of the 
evoked response. In such movies, the brain sample appears to be "glowing" 
as the incoming information passes from region to region. It's really 
quite lovely to see your results this way. 

Currently were are using this sytem to study information processing in
the rat olfactory bulb, the hamster suprachiasmatic nucleus and
most recently in the frog retina, but other preparations are possible.  

David M. Senseman, Ph.D.              | Imagine the Creator as a low 
(senseman at lonestar.utsa.edu)          | comedian, and at once the world 
Life Sciences Visualization Lab       | becomes explicable.
University of Texas at San Antonio    |               H.L. Mencken 

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