About the Authors

Diego A Laplagne

Contributed equally to this work with: Diego A Laplagne, M. Soledad Espósito

Affiliation Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina

M. Soledad Espósito

Contributed equally to this work with: Diego A Laplagne, M. Soledad Espósito

Affiliation Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Verónica C Piatti

Affiliation Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nicolás A Morgenstern

Affiliation Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chunmei Zhao

Affiliation Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Henriette van Praag

Affiliation Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Fred H Gage

Affiliation Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Alejandro F Schinder

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: aschinder@leloir.org.ar

Affiliation Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DAL is the lead author. He contributed to the concept, designed and performed the experiments, analyzed the data, and wrote the manuscript. MSE performed stereotactic injections, recorded and analyzed spontaneous activity, and revised the manuscript. VCP performed stereotactic injections, took confocal images, and revised the manuscript. NAM performed and analyzed confocal images. CZ provided unpublished viral vectors and revised the manuscript. HvP contributed with preliminary experiments. FHG contributed to the concept, interpreted the data, and revised the manuscript. AFS is the senior author. He contributed to the concept, designed the experiments, prepared retroviruses, analyzed the data, wrote the manuscript, and provided financial support.