Towards the development and use of effective neuronal actuators in the primate model

Conférence du Centre de recherche CERVO
Date et heure: 
Ven, 2024-02-23 11:00
Une conférence de: 
Martin Bohlen
Affiliation: 

Staff Scientist, BME, Duke University

Description: 

Technologies like optogenetics and chemogenetics, which artificially control neurons, are typically delivered to neurons via viral vectors. However, their application has been limited to rodents, creating a gap in primate research and reducing clinical relevance. I suggest this is due to a lack of primate-optimized viral vectors. My presentation will cover the evidence for this, my current and future work in adapting these technologies for primates, and their potential clinical impacts.

Local: 
F-1455
Lieu: 
Centre de recherche CERVO Brain Research Centre, 2601, de la Canardière Québec (Québec) CANADA G1J 2G3

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