Protocols

Please let us know if you have a specific request. In the meantime, explore the links below!

Deisseroth lab DNA and virus information: http://web.stanford.edu/group/dlab/optogenetics/index.html

Deisseroth lab CLARITY resources: http://clarityresourcecenter.org/

Tom Davidson's fiber photometry resources: goo.gl/Y9sg47 

Fiber photometry discussion forum: http://forum.fiberphotometry.org/

Brain slice methods for older animals: http://www.brainslicemethods.com/

All sorts of interesting resources and updates: labrigger.com

 

Code

Introduction to Git and GitHub by Olivia Guest: http://neuroplausible.com/github

See our most recent data acquisition and analysis code here (currently photometry-related): https://github.com/talialerner

Shared analysis code from the Shepherd Lab (John Barrett) for Ephus/Wavesurfer ephys data: https://github.com/johnmbarrett/shepherdlabephys

ClearMap, a python toolbox for the analysis and registration of volumetric data from cleared tissues (From Cristoph Kirst): https://github.com/ChristophKirst/ClearMap

Making MATLAB pretty (From Adam Calhoun): https://neuroecology.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/making-matlab-pretty/

 

Advice

12 Guidelines for Surviving Science... (Superficially academia-specific, but really truly good advice generally. Words to live by!)

What to do when you are overwhelmed with work (Failing to plan is planning to fail.)

Is it worth the time? (That is, should you automate? A very practical xkcd!)

How to read and understand a scientific paper (A guide for non-scientists, or beginning scientists...or just a very good reminder)

A Comprehensive Guide to Applying for the NIH K99/R00 (by my wonderful friend, Anita Devineni! Check out the rest of her blog, too!)

Observations from the Academic Job Market (A post by Talia after her experience searching for a faculty position)

 

Mental Health Resources

Below are links to mental health and crisis resources at Northwestern. No issue is too small to seek help. Please reach out!

For students - Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS): http://www.northwestern.edu/counseling/

For faculty and staff - Employee Assistance Program (EAP): http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/work-life/faculty-staff-assistance-program.html

Crisis support from University chaplains and campus ministers: http://www.northwestern.edu/religious-life/need-to-talk/crisis/index.html

If you are impacted by sexual harassment, sexual/relationship violence, or stalking - Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE): http://www.northwestern.edu/care/

 

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