Advice from the Field


An archive of useful tweets from science twitter

Does anyone have tips for visualizing the location of recording probes for in vivo recordings?

Has anyone used the axon targeted gcamp variants in rats for fiber photometry?

There is a lot of anecdotal information about optogenetic and chemogenetic tools not working, or not working very well, for silencing synaptic terminals.

Are you doing ephys with optogenetics and are having issues with light-induced artifacts?

Is there any piece of equipment you really like and recommend?

Could you help my lab get connected with the neuroscience and mental health community?

What's something every prospective PhD student should know or read before deciding on joining a lab?

Has anyone done Pavlovian-instrumental transfer (PIT) in mice and have some advice for us in setting this up?

How many labs have you worked in?

Which animal model is hardest to work on?

Which animal model is hardest to work on?

How can I keep my rat from unplugging himself?

Where do you buy your electrodes from?

Do you conduct your experiments during the animal's light cycle or dark cycle?

Conversations about Grounds & References


Tips on Cementing Fiber Stubs to a Rat Skull

What software do you use for spike sorting?

Light Sources for In Vivo Optogenetics

How long does it take you to produce a full first draft of a paper?

Mouse Pellets

How many 1st author papers from postdoc are needed to be considered “productive” “competitive” for a K99 nowadays?

Favorite Resource for Spiking Data

When you receive AAVs for opto and DREADDs do you standardize the titer?

What are your thoughts on robotic stereotaxic instruments (e.g., Neurostar)?

What's the catchphrase from your PhD supervisor that stuck with you?

What is the optimal length of time that a poster walk-through should take at a conference poster session?

Anybody sterilize their in vivo ephys implants?

If you were start learning Python from a standing start with little programming background, what would you use?

How many years did you post doc before you were able to get a TT faculty position?

I’m a PhD student in my 3rd year. I always feel that I’m unable to successfully contribute to academic discussion

If you have an AAV-delivered tool that has verified expression in mice, can you assume that it reliably works in rats?

What one tip would you give new-starting PhD students?

Does anyone have a good way to batch process @MedAssociates .txt files?

Unsolicited advice for new Beh Neuro

Best location for a scientific meeting?

Can someone recommend a good Flp-dependent ChR2? (fDIO-ChR2)?

What sorts of #altac careers are out there for neuro PhDs or perhaps how you found your current job?

What is the best way to assess depression-like behavioural phenotypes in mice?

Labs with 3D printers!

Dear rat #Electrophysiologists

What do you love about your PhD program and what do you think made you a good fit for the school you chose?

Did your university ever provide you with any design training?

When building a drive, to connect tetrodes to the EIB (or any connector), what do you do?

What's the next big thing in Neuroscience?

How do you test if you're recording the same neuron over days?

Programs Used to Analyze Electrophysiology Data

Recruitment Questions to Ask

Med Associates Operant Chambers Using Other Software

Should journal clubs limit their scope to preprints?

Standardized Guidelines for Investigating Neural Circuit Control of Behavior in Animal Research

At which distance does stimulation induce most spikes in optogenetic neural stimulation?

 
 
 
 
 
 

What do you love about your PhD program and what do you think made you a good fit for the school you chose?

Where do you buy your electrodes from?

Did your university ever provide you with any design training?

Do you conduct your experiments during the animal's light cycle or dark cycle?

Conversations about Grounds & References


What's the next big thing in Neuroscience?

Tips on Cementing Fiber Stubs to a Rat Skull

How do you test if you're recording the same neuron over days?

What software do you use for spike sorting?

Programs Used to Analyze Electrophysiology Data

Light Sources for In Vivo Optogenetics

Recruitment Questions to Ask

How long does it take you to produce a full first draft of a paper?

Med Associates Operant Chambers Using Other Software

Mouse Pellets

Should journal clubs limit their scope to preprints?

How many 1st author papers from postdoc are needed to be considered “productive” “competitive” for a K99 nowadays?

Standardized Guidelines for Investigating Neural Circuit Control of Behavior in Animal Research

Favorite Resource for Spiking Data

At which distance does stimulation induce most spikes in optogenetic neural stimulation?

When you receive AAVs for opto and DREADDs do you standardize the titer?

What are your thoughts on robotic stereotaxic instruments (e.g., Neurostar)?

What's the catchphrase from your PhD supervisor that stuck with you?


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