Equipment

Axon MultiClamp 700B Amplifier 

A versatile, computer-controlled microelectrode amplifier designed for patch voltage-clamp or high-speed current-clamp recording within the same headstage ideal for many applications, including high-speed current clamp (sharp-electrode or field potentials), patch-clamp (whole-cell, macropatch, or excised patch), ion-selective measurements, etc. New features include internal automatic mode switching, oscillation suppression for better cell protection, and slow current injection to compensate for drifting potentials.


Slice Scope Pro 1000

A compact upright microscope equipped with fully motorized fixed stage, various electrode manipulators, a wide range of Olympus objectives and LED system (780 nm) to meet the demands of electrophysiology study.


Slice Scope Pro 3000

A static microscope designed for in vitro electrophysiology and capable of accommodating advanced imaging, such as two-photon and confocal. The system consists of a SliceScope microscope and motorized movable top plate and two PatchStar micromanipulators.


Digidata 1550A Digitizer

Most widely used digitizer for a wide variety of electrophysiology recordings in laboratories worldwide. It further extends the precision and quality of the existing Axon Digitizer platform with enhanced performance in command voltage output control and sampling rate.


Teledyne Dalsa Intrinsic High-Speed Imaging Camera

The Teledyne Dalsa 1M60 CCD camera is attached to one of several electrophysiology microscopy rigs available in the NDS. Our system utilizes a Teledyne Dalsa 1M60 CCD in conjunction with temporal averaging and repeated trials to detect changes in optical reflectance on the order of 1 in 10,000, which may be used to infer the spatial regions of neural activity.


TDT 128 Channel Neurophysiology System

Designed for everything from moths to man, record anywhere up to 128 channels. Stream all channels to disk at full bandwidth. Conduct real-time spike sorting and local field potentials recording. It consists of 3 major components: RZ2 BioAmp processor, RS4 Data Streamer, and PZ5-128 NeuroDigitizer. Preinstalled Synapse Software Suite automatically synchronizes all data inputs in a perfectly timed manner: spike data, local field potentials epoch events, and control signal.