Kaspar Podgorski, Ph.D.
Kaspar leads the Optophysiology program at the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics. His career has focused on developing tools to study how neurons compute. He received a BSc in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and neuroscience from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of British Columbia. He then joined the HHMI Janelia Research Campus, where his lab has developed microscopes and genetically encoded neurotransmitter indicators for recording synaptic activity. Kaspar joined the Allen Institute in 2021.