Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

RAEng Research Fellow



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RSMRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





The ability to manipulate and track neuronal communication is essential to understanding the mechanisms underlying our sensations, perceptions, thoughts, emotions and actions. With a growing toolbox of optical dyes, genetic sensors and actuators, Neuroscience has made science fiction-scale progress toward realizing this important prerequisite for neural circuit reverse engineering. A parallel revolution in photonics research is taking shape to exploit the full potential of photo-molecular tools for brain circuit interrogation. My goal is to engineer bridges between recent optical technology and Neurophysiologists endeavoring to close the loop between theory and experimentation.



Caze RD, Jarvis S, Foust AJ, et al., 2017, Dendrites Enable a Robust Mechanism for Neuronal Stimulus Selectivity, Neural Computation, Vol:29, ISSN:0899-7667, Pages:2511-2527

Guillon M, Forget BC, Foust AJ, et al., 2017, Vortex-free phase profiles for uniform patterning with computer-generated holography, Optics Express, Vol:25, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:12640-12652

Ronzitti E, Conti R, Zampini V, et al., 2017, Submillisecond Optogenetic Control of Neuronal Firing with Two-Photon Holographic Photoactivation of Chronos, Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:37, ISSN:0270-6474, Pages:10679-10689

Schultz SR, Copeland CS, Foust AJ, et al., 2017, Advances in Two-Photon Scanning and Scanless Microscopy Technologies for Functional Neural Circuit Imaging, Proceedings of the Ieee, Vol:105, ISSN:0018-9219, Pages:139-157

Foust AJ, Zampini V, Tanese D, et al., 2015, Computer-generated holography enhances voltage dye fluorescence discrimination in adjacent neuronal structures, Neurophotonics, Vol:2, ISSN:2329-423X

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