Indira Raman, Ph.D.

Research Program Award (R35)
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Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Raman’s research focuses on neurons in the cerebellum, a brain region that facilitates motor coordination, corrects errors in real time, and learns new motor patterns. It remains unclear how these neurons receive information about deviations from predicted sensory input and correct accordingly. Here, she will study cerebellar physiology in mice and larval zebrafish, both in vitro and in vivo, during predictable motor behaviors, unanticipated sensory inputs, and motor learning. These studies will inform an understanding of the excitatory and inhibitory input interactions, connectivity, and plasticity in the cerebellum, and how these circuits contribute to well-executed movement.