Make and Model of the Equipment
Description of what it is used for
Automated microscope for rapidly screening Genetically Encoded Voltage Indicators (GEVIs)

Description of its capabilities
This microscope can screen libraries of Genetically Encoded Voltage Indicators (GEVIs) in 96-well plates. The system can sequentially position a pair of stimulating electrodes in individual wells and image the change in cellular fluorescence in response to field stimulation. Software can automatically analyze the resulting images and identify the wells containing promising new GEVIs.

Location (Research Facility)
Baylor College of Medicine

Type of research that was enhanced by its use
Optimization of fluorescent indicators of neural activity