Is there any biology lab hotter that Karl Deisseroth’s right now? In the last TWO WEEKS he’s authored
3 Nature papers
- Parvalbumin neurons and gamma rhythms enhance cortical circuit performance
- Driving fast-spiking cells induces gamma rhythm and controls sensory responses
- Temporally precise in vivo control of intracellular signalling
2 Science papers
- Phasic Firing in Dopaminergic Neurons Is Sufficient for Behavioral Conditioning
- Optical Deconstruction of Parkinsonian Neural Circuitry
and a PLOS One for icing.
- Manipulation of an innate escape response in Drosophila: photoexcitation of acj6 neurons induces the escape response
He’s the Xander Cage of neuroscience, having just triggered an avalanche, he manages to move quickly enough to stay ahead as his pursuers get mowed down by the rapidly accelerating barrage of papers. Over the next year, we are going to see hundreds of ChR2 papers coming out, making it really hard to stand out from the crowd.