Dr J.J. (Joshua James) White

Locomotion and cerebellar modules.
Dr J.J. (Joshua James) White
Erasmus MC, Department of Neuroscience

Locomotion and cerebellar modules

In order for normal movement to be possible, neurons that are involved in its control must both function correctly and be organised correctly. The cerebellum is crucial to normal movement and is organised in a very precise manner. However, how this organisation is created during development and how it relates to ongoing locomotor behaviour, is not known. Dr Joshua James White will study the development of the locomotor circuitry. He will use classical genetic as well as optogenetic manipulations to better understand the role of cerebellar organisation in locomotion.