Development of novel translational test batteries using FTLD model marmosets

Research period : 2021-2023
Principal Investigator
石垣 診祐

Shinsuke Ishigaki

Molecular Neuroscience Research Center, Shiga University of Medical Science

We will develop a probabilistic reversal learning (PRL) task system for FTLD model marmosets and analyze macro neuronal circuits regulating PRL tasks in order to establish a translational test battery applicable for both patient and animal models. We will also establish a feeding behavior battery for marmosets by quantifying their feeding patterns, including food preferences. Moreover, we will clarify the mechanism of aberrant feeding patterns by investigating alterations in neuronal circuits in mouse models.

  • Junichi Hata

    Graduate School of Human Health Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Katsuki Nakamura

    Center for the Evolutionary Origins of Human Behavior, Kyoto University