Brain research often relies on brain atlas templates to which new data can be registered. For less common animal specimen one may need to develop an atlas as none exists yet. These – often probabilistic - atlases can be used as a reference to be compared with data obtained from a disease model induced in the same type of animal.
The Bio-Imaging Lab has established a number of interactive brain atlases of less commonly used animal specimen like the zebra finch brain, canary brain, starling brain, pigeon brain, mustached bat brain and the Tilapia (fish) brain.
Furthermore a challenging diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) brain atlas of the Sprague Dawley rat brain has been constructed.
These interactive brain atlases are accessible to other researchers via the links in the menu on the left.