Common marmosets as experimental animals suitable for brain science research: research on breeding, housing, and distributing methods

Research period : 2019-2023
Principal Investigator
和田 圭司

Keiji Wada

National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry

The National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP) has one of the nation's leading marmoset colonies. The first aim of this research is to establish a stable supply system of wild-type animals to domestic researchers using this marmoset colony. The second aim is to dissect the marmoset breeding system that have been established in NCNP colony in an empirical way, from the perspective of down-sizing prevention, stress reduction, and mortality reduction, and provide a good prototype for breeding marmoset that is appropriate to use in neuroscience research in Japan.

Co-Investigator
  • Kazuhiko Seki

    National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Noritaka Ichinohe

    National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Tomomichi Oya

    National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Ryoichi Saito

    National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry