Or Shemesh, PhD


Single cell resolution optogenetics: development and application to autism functional connectomics


Ed Boyden, Ph.D., Martha Constantine-Paton, Ph.D.

Biographical information

Or Shemesh’s background lies at the fields of electric engineering, biology and psychology. For his PhD Or developed the sea slug Aplysia Californica into a novel Alzheimer’s disease model. At Harvard, Or used silicon nanowire field effect transistors to record from the live rodent brain. Today Or is focused on the creation of new tools to control and record activity in the brain – including molecules, proteins, nanoparticles and devices.