Developing better therapies for neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases remains an enduring problem for 21st century medicine. The testing of novel therapies will continue to require a robust experimental animal model. The marmoset is an ideal animal model for modern neurological research because of the species’ convenient body size, ease of handling, and the fundamental similarity of its neuroanatomy to the human brain.
The Stereotaxic and Chemoarchitectural Atlas of the Brain of the Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is the most detailed atlas of the marmoset brain available. An essential tool for researchers developing more effective therapies for disabling and debilitating neurological disorders, the book contains:
The book combines modern imaging (MRI) with an accurate stereotaxic and chemoarchitectonic section atlas, making the fullest use of available technologies. The companion DVD includes all the images in full color. Designed by publishing neuroanatomists, this book/DVD will be a cornerstone in marmoset brain research for years to come.
Ecology, Behavior and Evolution of the Common Marmoset
The Marmoset in Neuroscience Research
Key Features of this Book
Animals and Ethical Considerations
Methods: MRI, Perfusion and Tissue Processing
Imaging, Principles of Delineation and Abbreviation
Quantitation of Volumes and Neuronal Populations of Motor Nuclei
Bases for Delineation of Specific Regions and Nuclei
Named structures and abbreviations
Index of atlas plates
Dr. Craig Hardman is a Lecturer within the Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Professor Ken WS Ashwell is a Professor within the Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
"[This book] provides researchers the most comprehensive collection of marmoset brain images gathered in one reference to date. The 75 black and white plates in the hardbound book thoroughly map all of the areas of the marmoset brain … . The accompanying DVD presents the plates in vivid color, increasing the image detail and their portability. The book’s inclusion of neural structure volumetric data, MRI images, stereotaxic references, and immunohistochemically mapped chemoarchitectural sections qualifies it as a seminal marmoset brain reference."
"The comprehensive scope of this atlas renders it a vital reference for laboratory animal veterinarians supporting marmoset colonies and reviewing neuroscience studies. … The book and DVD will be well-used references in marmoset neuroscience research for years to come and are a welcome addition to the laboratory animal practitioner’s toolbox."
—Stephen Denny, Laboratory Animal Practitioner, Vol. 46, No. 2, June 2013