Short Course on Neurogenetic Tools

This JAX course will focus on the use of the innovative tools and methods, specifically in the laboratory mouse, for answering questions of neuron and circuit function and disease mechanisms.

We invite your to join us in exploring the breadth of genetic and genomic tools available in mouse models for use by researchers. Through an intensive schedule of collegial lectures, laboratory demos and hands-on computational work, you will be able to assess the appropriate experimental use of bioinformatic, methodological and technical tools as they apply to your research project.  Topical focus may shift from year to year (see individual events for more details), but no matter the topic of your research, knowledge of these cutting-edge neurogenetic tools in the mouse will expand your experimental repertoire. We also strive to support you in your project and career advancement through networking with experts and peers to promote collaborative research.


Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • peripheral and central nervous system disease models

  • optogenetics

  • tissue clearing methods

  • neural activity tracers

  • CRE/LOX systems

  • single cell genomics

  • development of disease models using CRISPR/Cas9

  • bioinformatic databases and data analysis tools

  • using viral vectors for gene delivery and tracing

  • behavioral analysis

  • forward and systems genetics approaches to complex trait analysis

Graduate students, post docs, junior faculty and research staff are welcome to attend this course.

Scholarships are available for US Citizens underrepresented in the biomedical sciences!