Development in gene transfer techniques for primate brains by means of novel viral vector systems
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.
Kazuhiko SekiNational Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Katsuki NakamuraCenter for the Evolutionary Origins of Human Behavior, Kyoto University
Takaaki KanekoNational Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences