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- n. Plural form of channelrhodopsin.
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The group managed to discover channelrhodopsins, which is basically a family of ion channels occurring in the body that can be activated by the presence of a certain kind of light.
After majoring in biochemistry at Harvard, Deisseroth got an M.D. and a neuroscience Ph.D. from Stanford and made his breakthrough almost immediately after starting his own lab in 2004, taking advantage of a 2002 discovery of light-sensitive proteins in green algae called channelrhodopsins.