Light Stimulation and Humidity Measurement in the Optogenetics Laboratory

Senior Design Poster Presentation

Senior Design Demo 2 Poster

My group and I worked with Dr. Matthew Thimgan in the Missouri S&T biology department to create a light stimulation apparatus to support sleep research on drosophila flies. The apparatus stimulates electrical channels in a genetically modified fly to induce sleep, a type of research called optogenetics. In addition, we also created a humidity measurement apparatus to ensure the flies are breeding in an environment that is not too dry.

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