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Sami Farhi


Hochbaum DR, Zhao Y, Farhi SL, et al. All-optical electrophysiology in mammalian neurons using engineered microbial rhodopsin. Nat Methods. 2014;11(8):825-33.

Abdelfattah AS, Farhi SL, Zhao Y, et al. A bright and fast red fluorescent protein voltage indicator that reports neuronal activity in organotypic brain slices. J Neurosci. 2016;36(8):2458–2472.

Farhi SL, Parot VJ, Grama A, et al. Wide-area all-optical neurophysiology in acute brain slices. bioRxiv.

Sami Farhi

Sami Farhi is a senior research scientist in the Klarman Cell Observatory at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he leads the Optical Profiling Platform. The platform’s goal is to bring next-generation imaging approaches to bear on large-scale biological problems, with a focus on profiling the spatial organization of tissues, high-content optical screens, and all-optical studies of the electrical properties of cells.

Farhi joined the Broad Institute in July 2018 after completing his Ph.D. in chemical biology at Harvard University. He also holds a B.S. in chemical biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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October 2021