BERC Optics Group
- Liang, B., Zhang, L., Zhang, Y., Werner, C.T., Beacher, N.J., Denman, A.J., Li, Y., Chen, R., Gerfen, C.R., Barbera, G. and Lin, D.T., 2022. Striatal direct pathway neurons play leading roles in accelerating rotarod motor skill learning. iScience, p.104245.
- Zhang, Y., Denman, A.J., Liang, B., Werner, C.T., Beacher, N.J., Chen, R., Li, Y., Shaham, Y., Barbera, G. and Lin, D.T., 2022. Detailed mapping of behavior reveals the formation of prelimbic neural ensembles across operant learning. Neuron, 110(4), pp.674-685.
- Liang, B.*, Zhang, L.*, Barbera, G., Fang, W., Zhang, J., Chen, X., Chen, R., Li, Y., and Lin, D.T. (2018). Distinct and Dynamic ON and OFF Neural Ensembles in the Prefrontal Cortex Code Social Exploration. Neuron 100, 700-714.e9. (*Co-first authors)
- Zhang, L. *, Liang, B. *, Barbera, G. *, Hawes, S., Zhang, Y., Stump, K., Baum, I., Yang, Y., Li, Y., and Lin, D.T. (2018). Miniscope GRIN Lens System for Calcium Imaging of Neuronal Activity from Deep Brain Structures in Behaving Animals. Curr Protoc Neurosci, e56. (*Co-first authors)
- Barbera G*, Liang B*, Zhang LF*, Gerfen CR, Culurciello E, Chen R, Li Y, Lin DT (2016). Spatially Compact Neural Clusters in the Dorsal Striatum Encode Locomotion Relevant Information. Neuron 92(1):202-213 (*Co-first authors)
- Kristen Stromsodt earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2018 and 2020 respectively and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Dakota. Kristen is currently a graduate research assistant in the Biomedical Engineering Research Complex at the University of North Dakota. Her research interests include optical imaging and instrumentation, including optical coherence tomography and spatial frequency domain imaging.
- Mahsa Aliee is a graduate student of Electrical Engineering at University of North Dakota. Her research interests include nanophotonic, micro&nanoelctronic and optical imaging. She holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Olum Tahghighat University, Iran in 2018, also earned a bachelor’s degree in Hardware computer from Razi University, Iran in 2011.
- Cecilia Ling, B.S. is a graduate student in the Computer Science program, SEECS, UND. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota. She joined Liang Lab in May 2021. Her research interests include machine learning and computational neuroscience.