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Darcy S. Peterka, PhD

Senior Scientist; Director of Team Science and Scientific Director of Cellular Imaging at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

To truly understand the brain, you have to be able see — in real time — how cells communicate with each other to produce a thought, a memory or a movement.

Darcy Peterka strives to develop and deploy cutting-edge optical and algorithmic methods to record and manipulate the activity of brain cells, or neurons. Working together with researchers across the Zuckerman Institute and beyond, he also brings together and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams that combine advances in physics, chemistry, mathematics and statistics to bear on complex and challenging questions about the brain and its functions.

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