Welcome to the Watt Lab

Our lab focuses on the development of brain circuits in both the healthy cerebellum and in animal models of diseases. We address fundamental questions about brain development, in order to understand the role of spontaneous neuronal activity in the developing cerebellum. We also study the pathophysiology that underlies the onset of disease symptoms in ataxias, since this may lead to new insights into treatments or prevention for these devastating human disorders. Diseases studied in the lab include spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) and ataxia of the Charlevoix-Saguenay region (ARSACS).


Maximal intensity projections of 2-photon image stacks from transgenic mice expressing eGFP in Purkinje cells
Photo: Daneck Lang-Ouellette

 



Research Opportunities
Currently looking for: Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Researchers.