Novel approaches to brain research: Uncovering the chemistry behind behavior using mass spectrometry

16 July 2020

In this video, Jonathan Sweedler, Professor of Chemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains how his research group is studying cell-to-cell differences within the brain to better understand the neurochemical components underpinning emergent behavior. Here, Sweedler explores how advances in the sensitivity of mass spectrometry techniques such as MALDI have enabled the development of novel sampling approaches for molecular characterization at an individual cell level, promising exciting opportunities for future brain research.