Prizmatix Optogenetics Toolkit

Optogenetics is a method invented recently to specifically activate or inhibit small groups of neurons with light. Today, scientists can insert light-sensitive receptor proteins into single mammalian neurons in vivo, making these neurons sensitive to activation by light of specific wavelengths. This allows scientists to control the activity of these neurons and study their downstream influence on a variety of biological processes.

EthoVision XT Trial and Hardware Control offers the opportunity to control optogenetic stimulation in behavioral assays. You can automatically turn the stimulus on or off based on behaviors detected by EthoVision XT. Compared to manually turning on optogenetic stimulation, this offers better temporal precision.


  • OptoGenetics Fibers (bilateral and unilateral)
  • OptoGenetics – LED 460nm
  • OptoGenetics – LED 520nm

Available Modules

  • Multiple Body Points Module (MBPM)
    • Module to track the nose point, center point, and tail base of your animal
  • Multiple Arenas Module (MAM)
    • Module for increased throughput by tracking in multiple arenas simultaneously
  • Trial & Hardware Control Module (THCM)
    • Module to fully automate your experiments, including the control of external equipment based on animal behavior


  • Jia Liu, Ph.D.
    Director, Epigenetics Facility
    Director, Rodent Behavioral Analysis Suite
    Research Associate Professor, Neuroscience Initiative

Manufacturer / Model

Prizmatix / Optogenetics Toolkit


Rodent Behavioral Analysis Suite


neural circuit, optogenetics