Featuring Bobby Kasthuri

How do brains develop and age, and how do they differ across individuals and species? The Kasthuri lab at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory is pioneering new techniques for mapping the nervous system at industrial scale. Bobby Kasthuri will describe these developments, including specialized microscopy that helps researchers create maps down to the nanoscale and up to the entire brain. Learn how complex maps and computer models can shed new light on the most mesmerizing organ in the human body.

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Event Details

2:00 p.m. Registration and networking
2:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.m. Reception

$10/Maroon Loyalty Society member or recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for current academic year graduates and current students
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Odyssey, and Phoenix philanthropic societies

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Parking Information

Valet parking is available for $5.

Featured Faculty


Bobby Kasthuri is the first neuroscience researcher at Argonne National Laboratory and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. He has an MD from Washington University and a DPhil from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. As a postdoctoral fellow, Kasthuri developed an automated approach to large volume serial electron microscopy (connectomics). The Kasthuri lab continues to innovate new approaches to brain mapping, including the use of high-energy X-rays from synchrotron sources for mapping brains in their entirety. The Kasthuri lab is applying these techniques to discover how brains grow up, age, and degenerate.