The nervous system is composed of a large variety of neuronal and glial cell types appropriately connected to reliably perform its functions, such as those sustaining basic survival (e.g. breathing) and behavioural responses to internal and external stimuli. We are currently focusing our work in the understanding of neural circuit formation during development and for this we are using the zebrafish larva as an animal model. We are particularly interested on the intersection of circuit formation and neuronal activity such as the role played by neuronal activity in circuit establishment and selection.
We work in collaboration with the Orger and de Polavieja groups.