Professor Gibson's lab conducts multidisciplinary research at the intersection of photonics and neuroscience. Our lab develops novel optical devices using multiphoton, superresolution and structured illumination microscopy applied to living systems with the goal of aiding basic neuroscience research and development of clinical tools.
The development of fluorescent sensors and optogenetics combined with optical instrumentation has opened up new studies of the central and peripheral nervous system with unprecedented specificity to understand how neural circuits work. Additionally, optical devices allow non-invasive interfaces with neural systems (brain-machine interfaces). These are some of the exciting future uses and goals of our work.