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NINDS Neuroscience Funding Announcements

Novel Genetic Methods to Map Functional Neuronal Circuits and Synaptic Change

Funding Contact(s): Laura Mamounas, Ph.D.
Funding Categories: Neurogenetics

Brief Description:

This PA solicits applications to develop new genetic-based methods and technologies for the purpose of mapping functional neuronal circuits and synaptic changes in the mammalian nervous system. Emerging genetic and transgenic technologies can be used to single out functionally related cells or neuronal populations for analysis or intervention. This PA would support the development of genetic-based tools to map neuronal interconnectivity, to monitor functional changes, or to drive functional changes within neuronal circuits as the first step in an effort by the NIH to create integrated genomic and functional connectivity maps of the mammalian nervous system. Other corollary efforts needed to generate integrated connectivity maps such as improved neuroinformatics and the development of a large consortia of investigators, however, are outside the scope of this program announcement.

Grant Mechanism: R01
NIH Guide: PAR-03-007
Release Date: 2002-10-10
Expiration Date: 2005-02-14