Development in gene transfer techniques for primate brains by means of novel viral vector systems

Research period : 2019-2023
Principal Investigator
高田 昌彦

Masahiko Takada

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

This research project aims at establishing innovative techniques for more effective and stable pathway-selective activity manipulation/imaging and sensitive tract-tracings in primate brains by optogenetic/chemogenetic approaches with novel retrograde/anterograde viral vectors. We also aim at achieving non-invasive and brain-wide gene transfer in primates through the development of novel viral vectors and their delivery system to produce genetically modified model marmosets.

Co-Investigator
  • Kazuhiko Seki

    National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Katsuki Nakamura

    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University