Viral tracing to identify central projections and pathways for sensory neurons that innervate bone
The project will map the spinal and higher brain neural networks arising from bone sensory neurons using novel recombinants herpes-based viral tools which infect and flourescently label neurons, permitting their visualization amongst complex circuits. Students can expect to gain experience in small animal handling, anaesthesia and surgery, viral tracing techniques, histochemistry, and light microscopy.
Jenny Thai, Research assistant
Sara Nencini, PhD student
Abdulhakeem Alamri, PhD student
Associate Professor James Brock
Associate Professor Michael Barrington
Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone
Dr. Alice McGovern
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