April 2021:

We had a new paper published on Cerebral Cortex , which used our brain V3 atlas and task-based (visual) fMRI to explore the The Brain Circuits and Dynamics of Curiosity-Driven Behavior in Naturally Curious Marmosets . Congratulations to Xiaoguang Tian for his great efforts on this study!

December 2020:

1) New Version Published:
    Our version 3 atlas (Population multi-modal standard volumetric and surface-based templates) was published on the Special Issue (PriME) of Neuroimage. It will significantly facilitate neuroimaging data analysis, in particular, the fMRI data analysis. This was also the first version that we moved from ex-vivo data (V1 and V2) to in-vivo data (V3 and upcoming V4).

2) New Lab Joined:
   A new lab(Cirong Liu Lab@ION)was incubated from Marmoset Brain Mapping Project, at Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (Institute of Neuroscience), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China. Two postdoc positions are availble for our new lab, please contact us for details.

The Resources


Multi-modal MRI data providing unprecedented resolution and details

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Most complete atlases of marmoset brain based on ultra-high resoultion dMRI


Online tools facilitating viewing marmoset neuroanatomy and connectome

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About the Project

Marmoset Brain Mapping Project

Since 2016

The Marmoset Brain Mapping Project was launched in Nov. 2016, aiming at building comprehensive marmoset brain atlases and tools to facilitate neuroimaging and translational studies.

With supports and helps from multiple labs and teams, including
- Cirong Liu's lab (ION/CAS)
- Afonso Silva's lab (NINDS/NIH): Afonso Silva, John Newman, Cecil Yen, Diego Szczupak, and Xiaoguang Tian;
- David Leopold's lab (NIMH/NIH): David Leopold, and Frank Ye;
- @MarmosetBrainConnectityAtlas: Marcello Rosa, and Piotr Majka;
- AFNI (NIMH/NIH): Daniel Glen;
- Zhifeng Liang's lab (ION/CAS)

We are making significant progress during these years, not only in developing atlases for mapping the marmoset brain, but also in pushing the resolution limit of non-human primate MRI. These efforts resulted in useful atlases and tools for the marmoset research and valuable MRI data that can be of interests to researchers who are in the MRI research field.

Via this website, we would like to share all of our fruits, including raw data, to the research community. Our "effort-tree" is still growing, and we hope the current and future fruits will promote open-science and contribute to neuroscience research of marmosets.

Cirong Liu
Principal Investigator
Lab of Translational Brain Imaging
Institute of Neuroscience
Chinese Academy of Sciences



Institute of Neuroscience
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Afonso Silva LAB@PITT

Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

David Leopold LAB@NIH

National Institute of Mental health
National Institutes of Health

Marcello Rosa LAB@Monash U.

Monash University

Piotr Majka LAB@Nencki

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology

Zhifeng Liang LAB@ION

Institute of Neuroscience
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Key Contributors

Frank Ye

The Neurophysiology Imaging Facility

Xiaoguang Tian

Data Analysis
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

John Newman


Cecil Yen


Diego Szczupak

Neuroanatomy and Neurotracing
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Glen




The Atlas V4 (a major version)is working-in-progress.


The Atlas V3 was released and published on a Special Issue (Non-human Primate Neuroimaging) of Neuroimage.


The Atlas V2 and associated MRI data were published on Nature Neuroscience as the Cover Paper (Vol.23, No.2).


The Marmoset Brain Mapping website are online.


We presented the new dMRI data and reported our progress of building the atlas V2 at SfN2018 (Nanosymposium).


We pushed the resolution of MRI to a new level (80um and 64um dMRI, 50um structural images) and started to build Version 2 - White Matter Atlas.


The Atlas V1 was released and published online on Neuroimage as the Cover Paper (Vol.169, 2018 April).


We presented the Atlas V1 at SfN2017 (Dynamic Poster).


We successfully aquired 150um multi-shell dMRI data and started to construct the first version of the atlas.


The Marmoset Brain Mapping Project was launched.