The University of Minnesota faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 29 Nobel Prizes in a variety of fields including physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry. The University of Minnesota is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which refers to top public universities in the United States capable of providing a collegiate experience comparable with the Ivy League. The Twin Cities campus has the sixth largest student body in the United States, with 51,848 students in 2017-18. The Kara Lab moved to the University of Minnesota in 2018 as part of a new initiative, the Medical Discovery Team (MDT) in Optical Imaging and Brain Science. This MDT is a multi-disciplinary effort focused on mapping the detailed circuits that underlie sensation, perception and complex behaviors in the developing and mature brain. State-of-the-art optical imaging and optical stimulation techniques that provide sub-micron spatial resolution are used in experimental model systems of health, injury and disease.