Darcy Peterka

peterkaDirector of Technologies

Columbia University

Darcy Peterka is a Senior Scientist and Director of Cellular Imaging in the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and Director of Technologies for the NeuroTechnology Center (NTC) at Columbia University.

Email: dp2403@columbia.edu

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    1. Peterka DS, Takahashi H, Yuste R. Imaging Voltage in Neurons. Neuron. 2011 Jan 13; 69(1):9­21. [PubMed]
    2. Nikolenko V, Watson BO, Araya R, et al. SLM microscopy: scanless two­photon imaging and photostimulation with spatial light modulators. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 2008 Dec; 2(5). [PubMed]
    3. Quirin S, Jackson J, Peterka DS, Yuste R. Simultaneous imaging of neural activity in three dimensions. Front Neural Circuits. 2014 Apr 3;8:29. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2014.00029. eCollection 2014. [PubMed]
    4. Fino E, Araya R, Peterka DS, et al. RuBi­Glutamate: two­photon and visible­light photoactivation of neurons and dendritic spines. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 2009 May; 3(2). [PubMed]
    5. Prakash R, Yizhar O, Grewe B, et al. Two­photon optogenetic toolbox for fast inhibition, excitation and bistable modulation. Nature Methods. 2012 Dec; 9(12): 1171­-U132. [PubMed]
    6. Packer AM, Peterka DS, Hirtz JJ, et al.. Two­photon optogenetics of dendritic spines and neural circuits. Nature Methods. 2012 Dec; 9(12):1202­-U103. [PubMed]