Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering
Generation of genetically-encoded sensors of neurotransmitter activity

Defective neurotransmission is a hallmark of many disorders of the nervous system, including neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Taking advantage of innovative genome editing techniques, we will develop zebrafish transgenic lines that express sensors of neurotransmitter activity (e.g Dopamine) in distinct subpopulations of neurons. These lines will be employed to detect and characterize the dynamics of neurotransmitter signaling in physiological and pathological conditions in vivo.


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