Retroviral labelling and modulation of new neurons


Retroviruses can infect actively dividing neural progenitor cells in the hippocampus and spare non-dividing cells such as mature neurons. With this tool we can selectively label newly born neurons. We can infect neuronal precursor cells at various stages in development and look at a neuron’s morphology at certain ages. This…

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Interneuron Stack

We demo’d an Olympus FV1200 confocal microscope, which I used to acquire these images of a couple interneurons, labelled with GFP. The video was made with Imaris, which offers some cool moviemaking features that you won’t find in your standard confocal software. BEST VIEWED IN HD!!!