Plexon Concludes 5th Neurophysiology and Behavior Workshop
March 21, 2014

DALLAS, TX — (March 21, 2014) – Plexon Inc, the leader in advanced hardware and software solutions for neuroscience and behavioral research, is pleased to announce the conclusion of another wildly successful, hands-on Annual Plexon Neurophysiology and Behavior Workshop. Attendees complete numerous surveys throughout the program helping to shape the next iteration of the Workshop, and in doing so they rated the overall performance of this year’s program a 9.5 out of a possible 10. This outstanding score beats the 9.4 and 8.9 of previous years.

The 2014 Plexon Neurophysiology and Behavior Workshop took place in Dallas, Texas, USA from March 17-20. This year’s attendees represented six countries on four continents. The event started with a well-attended Welcome Reception on the evening of the 17th followed by three, nearly-exhausting, intense days of hands-on, fully exercise based product training. This year’s outstanding panel of guest speakers included:

  • Getting Started with OmniPlex®: Farran Briggs, PhD, Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Physiology
  • Optogenetics with PlexBright: Philip Tovote, PhD, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Application of CinePlex®: Huijing Xu, MS, University of Southern California, Center for Neural Engineering, and
  • Recording with U- Probes and V-Probes: Alex Huk, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Perceptual Systems, Institute for Neuroscience

Early in the program, the famed Bowling Social Event took place Tuesday evening with a good time had by all. Team Blue with Christian Bravo-Rivera and Kelvin Quinones-Laracuente from Greg Quirk’s lab at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Daniel Chew from GSK and team captain Stacie Hyatt from Plexon was the highest scoring team. Daniel Yu from Hong Kong Plexon won the highest individual score. Christian Bravo-Rivera scored the most strikes including a Turkey (three strikes in a row), while Daniel Yu and Daniel Chew tied for most spares. Congratulations bowlers!

According to Gregory J. Quirk, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine:
“Christian, Maria, and Kelvin returned totally energized from your Plexon Workshop! They have already been revamping their systems and analysis. I can’t thank you enough. Congrats on putting so much effort into a top-notch course that is helping the field.”

Plexon is extremely pleased to be a part of advancing science through innovative tools and exceptional training.

About Plexon Inc
Plexon is a pioneer and leading innovator of custom, high performance data acquisition, behavior and analysis solutions specifically designed for scientific research. We collaborate with and supply thousands of customers including the most prestigious neuroscience laboratories around the globe driving new frontiers in areas including basic science, brain-machine interfaces (BMI), neurodegenerative diseases, addictive behaviors and neuroprosthetics. Plexon offers integrated solutions for in vivo neurophysiology, optogenetics and behavioral research — backed by its industry-leading commitment to quality and customer support.