Sculpted Light in the Brain

June 26th to 28th, 2022

Hosted at Boston University Photonics Center
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA

Presented by Bruker

Registration is now open!

Join us June 26 - 28 at the Boston University Photonics Center.

Conference will start at Noon on June 26th and end 7pm June 28th.

Travel Awards Available until May 15th! Click the financial support button in the registration and tell us your story. Send a letter of reference to

Abstract submission open now! Top abstracts will be invited to give a short talk. You can edit your Title and Abstract until May 15th by logging in to the eventbrite ticket.


A limited number of Hotel rooms are being provided for conference attendees at BU. Room reservation does not include conference registration, and is not managed by SLB.

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Early Bird Pricing: March 15 – May 15, 2022

Standard Pricing: May 15 – June 25, 2022

Free Cancellation Deadline*: June 1, 2022

Travel Awards / Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022

Awardees & Presenters Notified: May 22, 2022

*Eventbrite service charges may apply


Sculpted Light in the Brain is a recurring conference (founded in 2017) aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the common interest of using and developing novel technologies to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. “Sculpted Light” refers to a broad class of methods where light is shaped to probe neural function.

This meeting aims to promote future collaboration opportunities by gathering established scientists and the next generation of researchers from these fields to discuss future technologies that will enable real time optical communication with the living brain.


Ahmed Abdelfattah

Brown University

Hillel Adesnik

UC Berkeley

Denise Cai

Mount Sinai

Adam Cohen

Harvard University

Karl Deisseroth

Stanford University

Eirini Papagiakoumou

Institut de la vision, Paris

Laura Waller

UC Berkeley

Chris Harvey

Harvard University

Na Ji

UC Berkeley

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy

Northwestern University

Jerome Mertz

Boston University

Rikky Muller

UC Berkeley

Adam Packer

Oxford University

Shy Shoham

New York University

Spencer Smith

UC Santa Barbara

Luis Carrillo-Reid

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Virtual Series

This first ever Sculpted Light in the Brain Online Series will provide short talks, lab tours, and other peaks into the labs and work of our SLB friends.



Lamiae Abdeladim
University of California, Berkeley

I-Wen Chen
Institut de la Vision, Paris

Linlin Fan
Stanford University

Ian Antón Oldenburg
University of California, Berkeley

Eirini Papagiakoumou
Institut de la Vision, Paris

Nicolas Pégard
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

SLB 2022

A three-day conference in Boston, MA in the Summer of 2022. Please read our code of conduct.

SLB Board

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy
Alan Mardinly
Ian Antón Oldenburg
Adam Packer
Eirini Papagiakoumou
Nicolas Pégard


Sculpted Light in the Brain 2022 is put on by SLBA,  a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit corporation. If you’re interested in sponsoring this or future Sculpted Light Meetings, contact us at

View our past conferences: SLB 2019  |  SLB 2017