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BME Assistant Professor Andrea Giovannucci and his former colleague Eftychios Pnevmatikakis at the Flatiron Institute in New York have spent 3 years developing CalmAn, an open-source calcium imaging analysis software. The tool replaces the process of manually tracking the location and activity of neurons, which has already proved invaluable to the calcium imaging community, with more than 100 labs using the software internationally. “My lab is excited about being able to use a tool like this,” said Duke University neuroscientist John Pearson in a recent article published on Professor Giovannucci explains that “existing analysis tools were not powerful enough to disentangle the activity of this population of neurons and implied that they were all doing the same thing.” For more information, check the full article here and Dr. Giovannucci et al. eLife 2019 paper here.

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