April 30, 2015 - 10:31am
Prof. Adrian Michael (Professor of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh) and Prof. George S. Wilson (Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Kansas) are the co-editors of the recently published book, “Compendium of In Vivo Monitoring in Real-Time Molecular Neuroscience.” Volume 1: Fundamentals and Applications documents the transition from the development of electrochemical monitoring of brain function, now more than 40 years old, to fundamental neuroscience. The volume comprises 17 chapters authored by leaders and pioneers in the in vivo analysis of catecholamine and amino acid neurotransmitters, acetylcholine, ATP and adenosine, neuropeptides, and cytokines. Measurements in the context of sleep, circadian rhythm, brain disorders, and traumatic brain injury are explored. The coupling of in vivo methods to optogenetics, deep brain stimulation, and immunocytochemical tools is considered. Work towards Volume 2 in the series is on-going.