NIBB-Academia Sinica International Webinar of Aquatic Model Organisms for Basic Biology to Human Disease Models

Speaker: Dr. Yukiko Kimura

Institute: Division of Behavioral Neurobiology, National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan

Talk title: Functional analysis of spinal V1 neurons in zebrafish larvae


Spinal neuronal circuits can produce different speeds of locomotion. However, the mechanisms underlying this are poorly understood. In this talk, I will show that V1 spinal neurons (inhibitory neurons that express En1 transcription factor) play critical roles in generating fast swimming and suppressing slow muscle activity during fast swimming in larval zebrafish.