Our Research

The Gradinaru Lab uses advanced technologies such as optogenetics, CLARITY, physiology, imaging, and behavior to understand and develop therapies for neurological diseases.

Short talk on Deep Brain Stimulation, Optogenetics, and CLARITY for the Stanford Big Data 2015

SfN 2015 Minisympsium on "Clearing and Labeling Methods for High Resolution Imaging of Intact Biological Specimens"

Scientific American 10 World Changing Ideas 2014 features our group's work on Transparent Organisms

CBS News on "Single-cell phenotyping within transparent intact tissue through whole-body clearing. Cell, 2014"

The World Economic Forum Blog: Interview about Optogenetics and CLARITY

Short Version: TEDxCaltech: The Brain, January 2013

Long Version: Watson Richard C. Biedebach Memorial Lecture, December 2012 (Available on iTunes U)

Positions currently available

Please email your CV and a cover page detailing your future research or position type interests to Dr. Viviana Gradinaru (viviana@caltech.edu).

Gradinaru Lab News


If you use tissue clearing - these detailed protocols just out in Nature Protocols will help!


Spying on Opsins.


Viviana is a Sloan Fellow in Neuroscience.


Glab is awarded a BRAIN initiative grant in collaboration with Changhuei Yang's group at Caltech.


Viviana is elected to the Allen Brain Institute Next Generation Leaders Council.


Nick and Claire's paper on voltage sensing with Archer 1 has been published in Nature Communications.


Glab's first paper has been published in Cell.

Old News Archive

Life in the GLab


Uninspired? On Creative Work.


Picture of the Month!


Lindsay and Jenny performed the first in vivo electrophysiology experiment with optogenetics.


Happy birthday, Claire!