Vsevold Katritch and Vadim Cherezov awarded grant

The National Eye Institute awarded the NIH BRAIN initiative grant subcontract for $231,000 to Vsevold Katritch and Vadim Cherezov for the “Structure-guided design of photselectable chanellrhodopsins.” The project employs structure-based molecular modeling and rational design principles to optimize spectral and ion conductivity properties of photoswitchable channellrodopsis with applications in vivo behavioral optogenetics.