Intraspinal and Intracortical Delivery of AAV Vectors for Intersectional Circuit Tracing in Non-transgenic Species. Academic Article uri icon


  • The mapping of long-range axonal projections is a rapidly growing endeavor in the field of neuroscience. Recent advances in the development of adeno-associated viral vectors that can achieve efficient retrograde transport now enable the characterization and manipulation of specific neuronal subpopulations using Cre-dependent, intersectional approaches. Importantly, these approaches can be applied to non-transgenic animals, making it possible to carry out detailed anatomical studies across a variety of species including nonhuman primates. In this chapter, we demonstrate the utility of such intersectional strategies by describing methods for targeting viral constructs to distinct subsets of corticospinal motor neurons based on their projections to specific spinal cord segments.

published proceedings

  • Methods Mol Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Conner, J. M., Bain, G. L., & Dulin, J. N.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 2019