In a recent article, posted on ConvergenceRI, Christopher Moore, Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Director of the Carney Institute of Brain Science, discusses ongoing research on a revolutionary technology known as bioluminescent optogenetics or BL-OG. Where scientists would typically have to shine a laser into a targeted region — a method that comes with its share of challenges — BL-OG creates new molecules that enable targeted neurons to emit their own light source.

Read the article to learn more about BL-OG as well as Moore and his team’s collaborative efforts to drive research and educate the public on the power and potential of bioluminescence.