PhD – Patch-Clamp Electrophysiology And Optogenetics

Description TITLE: Dopaminergic control of brainstem locomotor circuits in mice. PROJECT: The locomotor role of dopaminergic cells is classically attributed to their ascending projections to the basal ganglia that project to the Mesencephalic Locomotor Region (MLR), a brainstem region that controls locomotion. However, descending projections to the MLR were uncovered (Ryczko et al. PNAS 2013, PNAS 2016, J Neurosci 2017, J Neurosci 2020, for review Fougère et al. Curr Opin Physiol 2019). Read More …